Expressing the strength and metaphysical nature of the twin bond.
We were not you or I
until in rending agonies
our split apart souls found separate flesh,
infinite awareness gave way to mortal memory,
I forgot part myself.
But living in the liquid depths of your eyes
is the other half of me
and I half-recall the embryonic oneness an eternity ago
when we were the same soul.
we breathe as far apart as miles and a heartbeat
as your blood courses my veins
and you think my thoughts,
and sometimes, smothered in the weight of darkness,
the tears I feel are yours.
Beyond love, past kinship,
what I feel for you is self.
Not affection - recognition makes me tell you that I need you,
umbilically tethered as we live our mirrored lives
until our severed souls join seamlessly again.