the first

When it gets hard
and the weight of
everything burns,
remember

You were the first
to love this body
and soul.

Poem by Jessica Grace Sparks

More

I came to you not knowing
there was more to this life
than just surviving it.

Poem by Jessica Grace Sparks

Goodnight

It’s the nights when you leave
too soon—
before my body aches
and I feel sleep overcome me—
that I am surrounded by the reality
of having to exist without you.

Poem by Jessica Grace Sparks