the strangers

people are strange

some teach you laughter

some teach you pain

some show you love

few teach you love

few open you to yourself

many can inspire fear

some are so like yourself and their presence is so affirming that they teach you serenity

– keep them

some are so like you, their existence is unsettling it shows you parts of yourself that you hate

– change

people are strange, they will confound you, enrage you, fill you with love and hate at the same time.

people are strange

love them anyway