next to mine

39944276-0c53-4486-8c88-5dcbca75e708by Jessica Hopkins05 Apr 2019

i am sorry
for having missed these
years
of your heart
next to mine -

our eyes aligned.

i am sorry
i did not love the way a sister
should

i did not give the care
you've given me

i did not feel
what i had lost

what i had never truly gained.

today i would not change a thing

i do not miss the past

because it was without you.
without

(your heart
next to mine).