Friends are people in your life, not people on the other side of the world who know how to use social media and happen to like the same poetry. Friends make social media pointless. They get together in person on a fairly regular basis. They hug and shake hands. They laugh (or gag) when the other one farts. Friends meet you at the café in 30 minutes, or pick you up from the doctor when you can’t make it home.
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