I see the empty space where you used to lay at night. Your scent still permeates from your pillow. Without you, all I have is a letter you wrote. You told me to follow my heart, stand my ground, and bear my name with pride. I didn’t know what those words meant at first, but on my own, I understand. You gave me strength, even though you’re no longer by my side. No matter how much I feel like my world is falling apart, I remember those words, and I recite them over and over again. Between those lines, you told me how much you loved me and believed in me, and that tells me that everything will be alright.
© Sarah Doughty