I was alone in my mother’s womb
But I was born with a twin
They could not see him
He always laid low
He was there inside me eating slow
When i was 14 his presence he showed
I was the one to feed him yet I hated the feeling
I knew all his ill deeds
He didn’t care of age or race
I wished to extract him from my DNA
On my emotions he made mass
He told me not to tell anyone or my life he will take
I told him we are a leaf and a twig
Who neglected him when planted
I was not to be taken hostage
My life I lived
He was my baggage
He made me hide under leaves like a cabbage
My twin I loved him so I can live
Being in denial was no help
Thank you for the clever cap


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