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my twin brother

My Twin Brother 
It was a curious case on how the mind can play tricks
on the innocent and preoccupied. I was working when
my twin brother came in, stood in front of my desk,
said he was thirsty and I hadn´t heard him coming in.
Told him I had cold milk in the fridge and apple juice 
but no wine; he could also set the kettle over and 
brew a nice cup of tea. And into the kitchen he went.
I was writing a story about Argentina, the pampas 
and horses, not about pompous generals, although it
must be said they wore splendid uniforms.
It was getting dark I had forgotten about the flying 
of the time, walked into the kitchen since my twin
had brought me any tea; the kitchen was empty and
gloomy, and I remembered I never had a twin brother. 


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  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:01:00 AM

    Hi Jan - Special bond. No wine no, schizophrenia. Love you, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 6/7/2013 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sobriety plays tricks on me dear kathy