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  • Are we reduced to
    Simple statements
    Meant to characterize us?

    Pin us down
    Put us in a bucket
    Label us?

    How can my diamond life
    So multifaceted and prismed
    Have become so shallow
    So narrow
    That I feel choked
    Squeezed like toothpaste
    From a narrow hole?

    Am I nothing more
    Than a username?
    A Klout score?
    A Google profile?

    If you love me
    Delete me as your "Friend"
    And take me in your arms.
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