Here,  but

                                                                not present


the appearance of being part of a group

                                                                yet not belonging


There was a time I was attached;  aligned

                                                                wore the shirts,  sang the songs 


so long ago now

                                                                there is just a vague memory of how it felt 


When I was one of many not

                                                               a single person far from home  









Ex`tra*ne"i*ty (?), n.

State of being without or beyond a thing; foreignness.



© Webster 1913.

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