Jan 26

A Note on Empathy

My heart swells
It fills my chest
Crushes my lungs
Cracks my ribbed shell

I choke on my heart
It fights up my esophagus
Squeezes tight my vocal chords
Twists my tongue hard

My greedy heart takes
And takes and takes
Expands beyond borders
Bursting out through fissures it creates

“That’s enough” I choke
My selfish heart hisses
“No, never enough”
And continues to grow