When You Can’t Sleep
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you,” – Isaiah 66:13

When you can’t sleep
you scream for me
until I hold you
next to my breast
arm under your neck
while I sing, you’re
close enough to feel me breathe
close enough to look up at me
increasingly long blinks,
checking if our eyes
still meet.

I won’t leave you
even when I lay you down
Your cries alarm my
compassion, and how
can I forsake
my own child?

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.

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