Empathy

by Eric Chaet

I dreamed of neighbors
only slightly known
secretly suffering
their hopes thwarted—
that I could do nothing for them
& couldn’t even prevent
myself from being one of them.

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SYMPATHIE – Eric Chaet
traduction française – Josée Brewer

J’ai rêvé de voisins
connus juste un peu
souffrant secrètement
leurs espérances contrecarrées
pour qui je ne pouvais rien faire
& ne pouvais même pas prévenir
d’être l’un d’eux moi-même.

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Previously published in The Moon Light of Corea (South Korea).
Also posted online @Beyond the Pale (Ireland & France).

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Picture: Van Gogh

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emerging role series

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