When the First Love of the One You Love Dies
something in you goes silent, too.
didn’t she lap up all the sweetness
with a hungry tongue, the hot fudge
sundaes he delivered to her
front porch swing, summer nights
after his first job folding men’s shirts
at pomeroy’s department store.
Marquart, Debra. “When the First Love of the One You Love Dies” North American Review. 306.3 (Fall 2021). [link]