Strange/Estrange

Estrange: cause to no longer be close 

or affectionate.

From extraneous: not belonging 

to the family.

From the Italian extraneare: treat as a stranger.

 

Estrange: I think we’ve been using the wrong word 

all this time. 

 

Use strange, instead.

 

We were strange to one another. We are strange

To one another. We are strange:

unusual or surprising in a way 

unsettling 

hard to understand.

 

If we are strange, and not estranged,

I will say hello when settled.

understand?

Althea Seloover, 2020