• Jessica Urlichs

My After All



I’m beginning to think

You may be the last

I want it to slow

But it’s going so fast


Never say never

But I think it is true

The last babble and crawl

Will be with you


These ‘lasts’ feel quite different

As I loosen my grip

On the milestones we pass

On this one way trip


See as hard as it is

Some days where I sink

I could do it again

But we won’t, I don’t think


How can you be done

With a love at the start

That has no end

That opens your heart


The last time you happily

Sat on my hip

Fell asleep in my arms

Wore your last bib


See some of these lasts

I can’t quite pin down

You won’t lie here with me

The way you do now


Though it was yesterday

It’ll feel like a while

Since I heard a first word

Or saw a first smile


No you weren’t my first

But I was your first love

And for you I’ve slowed down

For you, I’ve become


My heart was full

But you made it expand

I grew the most

When you took my hand


I guess I’m worried

That I won’t remember

But who could forget

The final love letter


Yes there’s goodbyes

Times unforgiving

But I know in my heart

This is just the beginning


I’ll hold you longer

So I can recall

You are not the last

But, my after all

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