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By Irene Sardanis
Wednesday December 30, 2009 - 09:10:00 AM

I entered the inner sanctum 

My office with the smooth black leather couch 


Here is where my giant ego  

had been crushed repeatedly 

by human pain and sorrow 


It took a lifetime to learn to listen 

To just shut up 


Dr. know–it-all 


Now I know I did not know 


I bore witness to countless 

slings and arrows of outrageous mis-fortune 


At days end I was on my knees 


Humbled at being chosen 

To do a job 

I wish 

I had learned to do better