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Life is something I must learn on the job,
empathy is earned.
I can tell someone, “I know how you feel,”
or I can actually live through it
and graduate to authenticity.

It’s the scars and the stumbles that make it real
as I reach out to someone else.
Thanks to the depression, the divorce, the dangers,
I'm uniquely equipped for the Office of Empathy. 
 
 
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