Poetry Collection: A Deep Resonance

The Risks of Empathy
(May, 2001)
If I climb into the same boat as you
Will it sink?

If I walk a mile in your shoes
Will I get blisters?

If my heart bleeds for you,
Will I need a transplant?

If I see the world through your eyes
Will I go blind?

If I feel your pain,
How much analgesic will I need?

If I understand your point of view
Will I end up skewered on that same sharp point?

If I hear what you’re saying
Will I develop ear ache?

If my heart goes out to you,
Will I ever get it back?

If I could be you
Could the same bad things happen to me?

If I am you
Then who am I?

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