For Sarah, my sunflower

39944276-0c53-4486-8c88-5dcbca75e708by Jessica Hopkins21 Jan 2019

You are so close
I can barely comprehend -
I can barely put into

how you are an
effortless source of joy
for me, for so many.

How I love you more than ever
when we argue -

when I see your eyes inch into
a frown of discontent
but with a sweetness of intention
and a generosity of soul.

You would never hurt me. You feel
what I do, you embrace the pain of
others as if it is your own.

You laugh
and it is infectious, it is perfect.

You let go
of the petty things when I do not

You love what I love,
and always know it matters.

You are everything that ever

You are
more than my better half. You are
who I look to
in pride, in adoration.

You are, in so many ways
more than what I could ever aspire
to be.