ashley sapp

ANNIVERSARY

Please don’t look back. It is hard enough
to swallow grief without also
remembering all that was.
Perhaps I’ll mourn myself,
too. This grave has no
headstone because
it contains
both of
us.

9 June 2021

Ashley Sapp (she/her) resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with her dog, Barkley. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina in 2010, and her work has previously appeared in Indie Chick, Variant Lit, Emerge Literary Journal, Common Ground Review, and elsewhere. Ashley has written two poetry collections: Wild Becomes You and Silence Is A Ballad. She can be found on Twitter @ashthesapp and Instagram @ashsappley.