Empathy




You whisper ache in open ear
I taste the salt of tears
Passing trails, those places fallen
The ghosts of all your years

Forgetting self, I become you
Our stories intertwine
I mourn the loss, the joyful fading
The sadness yours and mine

Our children die, our spouses leave
We’re used, abused, alone
Our bodies ravaged, mind is lost
How empty hearts do groan!

I feel it deeply in the bone
Your shoes that take me walking
Until the whole of me full aches
For relief from our hearts talking.

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