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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 1, March 2015


J. Zimmerman
Yosemite, California, USA

Questions to My Twin About Saying Goodbye

Have you stood on the balcony of a fourth-floor pizza joint in Juno, screaming every name at a departing cruise ship? Do you own a spaghetti-strap dress in black-and-gold tiger stripes? If you wear it to a farewell dinner, is your plan that someone else in the restaurant's bar will replace your about-to-be ex? Are there millions of twins in the world? When you separate from someone you used to care for, do you light a bonfire of the clothes and gifts and letters they leave at your house? Or rip most things to shreds but sell the letters on eBay? Is the grief of twins when they part a hundred times greater than for the un-twinned? Is it greatest for identical twins? How about you don't go?

at the forest's edge
leaning over a pond
me and the narcissus



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