Who’s Lucky?

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Depression 
is a rich man’s illness.

Some people
are born
without the luxury
of getting up
and putting on
simpering smiles.

They are excused
from having 
experience

the onslaught
of emotions
ranging from fear
to pride
to buried shame.

They live
with their heads
unburdened

the world
does not condemn them.
They are pearls
shimmering
in a desert blessing,
the lucky ones
who have felt
nothing

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