Once upon a time there were twins
who felt it was the social convention
to live like a pair of aces in a deck
of multicultural faces;
they wore the same clothes
and had all the same mannerisms,
and were so similar that sometimes
people forgot they were two different people.
Even their spouses
secretly loved them both.
And then one day one moved to a different country,
and for the first time in their life
knew what it was to be in half.