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Sympathy to Spare

Sympathy to Spare

written by: Mark Tulin



We were random strangers
whose paths crossed
in a CVS parking lot
She had lost a good friend,
and if I would be so kind
to lend her my shoulder

She wanted a strong body to hug,
whose heart was still beating,
and had sympathy to spare
She thanked me when it was over
and vanished down the road,
past the bank and the ice cream parlor

Past the church with the steeple,
into the hustle-bustle
of our everyday lives
where someone’s pain touches another,
and whose caring gesture
comforts our wounds.

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