“S is for Sympathy”

have you ever noticed the way
observation amplifies existence?
when we find ourselves
coupled with another
all experiences seem to possess more
somehow
indescribably more
than they once did

mind you
I’m not being romantic
when you’re alone
and in pain
you bear it with little complaint
as no audience will qualify your emotion with
an appropriate reaction

Yet
in company
do we not enjoy the suffering
embellish the exactness
and extract all sympathy

Yes,
a life in company, in observation
is an indulgent life indeed

© M. Black, 2016 All rights reserved.

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