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.



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.


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


Picture: Van Gogh


emerging role series


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