Friday, March 24, 2023

On Those Days

On those days,
when you miss someone the most,

as though your memories,
are sharp enough,
to slice through skin and bone,

remember how they loved you.

Remember how they loved you,
and do that,
for yourself.

In their name,
in their honour.

Love yourself,
as they loved you.

They would like that.

On those days when you miss someone the most,
love yourself harder.

-- Donna Ashworth, poem "On Those Days", from the book "Loss" (2023) (h/t Alyssa)

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