Who are we?

i see you everyday,
yet i don’t know you.
sad, but in a funny way,
you’ve explained yourself.
unfortunately, i’ve only
understood you in
my own terms.
we call each other
commonality but
mean difference.

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Working crazy

i stock shelves,
intelligence not required.
good for me
but apparently,
we are located
in a surrounding neighbourhood
filled with oddballs.
of course, i do work there
so how can i be so surprised?
i guess i never realized
the variances in peoples.
cookie cutter norms
have proved incorrect.
dictionaries define
what experience cannot.
labels limit exceptions
damaging true value.