The mystery, the unknown, the stranger

That is what tempts us, has the allure

And awakens in us the desire


Stay mysterious, remain a stranger

Let your friend's secret be just a whisper

And remain thus drawn to each other!



Abhay B. Joshi



Poet’s note: This poem questions the notion of "sharing everything". Without the element of mystery there is no attraction, no excitement. So, neither should you share your secrets, nor expect your friend to do the same.