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.
Strangers are more intimate than friends.
From “A World Where” chapbook