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I PRETENDED
THAT YOU KNEW ME
YOU PRETENDED THAT
ONLY I UNDERSTOOD YOU

TO SNATCH, TO GNAW At
HUNGRILY, PASSIONATELY
FROM EACH OTHER
MORSELS OF LIFE

SATED, EMPTIED
NAKED, AND EXPOSED
DRAINED OF EMOTIONS
AND JUICES OF SUSTENANCE
LOOKING FOR SALVATION
IN ESTRANGEMENT

NOW WE BOTH PRETEND
NEVER TO HAVE KNOWN, UNDERSTOOD
EACH OTHER AT ALL

ramesh gandhi