Poetry Monday: Sometimes Empathy

Sometimes you get so upset
Your energy is influenced by others
It takes too many hours to
Recharge and center yourself

Sometimes talking with a friend
Reminds you of all you have
And all you still have to gain
Sometimes you just need a friend

Sometimes you hurt so much
You want to bury yourself
Or hide in your sanctuary
And never again come out

Sometimes you want your
Empathy to shut off

From the poetry collection Cats, Coffee, Catharsis.