Twin Touch

I touched you briefly
Tonight
A whisper
Soul to soul
Which reached you
In time for
You to
Move on.

Twins once, twins forever.

I was asked to remember you
And bubbling joy came to my mind
Fingers outreached
Though I never knew you
In this time

Twins once, twins forever.

I love that you protected me
In some spiritual way
That I can’t put words to
But the smile on my face says ‘try to’

Twins once, twins forever…

When I raced to the forest streams
Or to battle dragons in my dreams
I was never alone
I was never alone

When I baked with Mum on a Sunday afternoon
Or argued with cousins about who got to sleep in whose room
I was never alone
I was never alone

When I cried in the dark
Thinking I was alone

It turns out

I was never alone.

Twins once, twins forever.

I’m glad that I know, now,

That no part of my life was
Untouched by you,
Twin.

For Dylan

From Aishling

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