I don't have to meet you

To know who you are

If I see your friends, 

I see the bar

Actions under which they 

Refute, saying "no"

Over which they seek

And aspire to go

Whatever their attributes, 

In the end, 

You've chosen them

To be your friends

They'll help define

The path you take:

All your goals,

Decisions you'll make

No need for me 

To look near or far

If I see your friends,

I'll understand who you are. 

Dorothy B. Stones,

Downey