There is something I need to tell you.
Something as life would have it,
I have never told anyone.
You frown but I also see a smile in you,
Maybe a gratitude for the fact that
I am confiding in you.
I wonder if there is a mirror word for the word empathy,
something with a “yhtapme” quality to it,
The feeling of you feeling my feelings;
Becoming me for a while.
And I know,
It doesn’t matter what I tell you,
If it’s something I have never told anyone,
That I never will;
It’s the telling that means everything,
Not the tale..