A Twin Is like a Mirror

Music: The Grenadier and the Lady.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

A twin is like a mirror on
A childhood bedroom wall.
Even in one's memories,
No thought eludes reflection.

The partner of one's springtime is
The phantom of one's fall:
Even living far away,
Still part of each perception.

O bond unbreakable! The sharing
Of one crowded womb,
One birth, one infancy, one time
Two equally must own.

How beautiful! A lifelong pairing,
Though there now be room
Enough to roam the whole wide world
Yet never be alone.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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