I talk to someone every week
in my search for a cure,
she sits opposite me
with the intention to reassure.
She thinks she understands
because she has read a lot of books
but I have too, and I can see
beyond her pious looks.
A life’s experience is worth more
than any theory,
no one person is the same
we all have our own individual story.
Platitudes are not the answer
for someone feeling down,
while empathy is important
it’s best offered without a frown.
Someday I might find
what it is I am looking for
and who knows it might be today
on the other side of this door.