My Strangers


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are friends who haven’t been estranged yet.

All my mates are strangers.

I keep them at a distance.

Chat to them in third person.

Internet on my mobile tells me

when I’ve to give them best wishes

for a special occasion like anniversaries.

They inspire closeness and loyalty.

I can trust them.

They know me.

What I eat, sup.
laugh at.

Strangers are more intimate than friends.






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