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Siamese Cat

I used to think there were times I lived outside of myself; inside my ethereal shadow. I went as far as naming her Teresa. I missed out on an imaginary friend. I recall asking my mother, why I don’t have one. Her response was always comforting. “My Darling Sweetheart, she is joined to your navel.” “One day she will make her presence known and she will not leave you.” I used to poke her and giggle for two.

It happened as my mother predicted; though not in the way I expected. She did not come out of me. I went into her.

The time was painful
a memory I cannot speak of
I did not like me

I killed myself
so Teresa could
finally be born

The best part of me

Teresa laughed with life
spotted beauty in every second
loved in truth and untruth
crossed the bridge of heartbreak
skipped skirt hitched around a maypole

All for me

Til she too grew lonely
instead of killing herself off
Teresa kissed life into me
thumped my chest, raw
so I’d wake and be with her

So I’d finally see us

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Duality in singularity

It is important to recognise
That we
Are capable of great
And equally capable of bad

How do we reconcile this?

Comments

  • Lore and Oida (The Plume)
    Lore and Oida ...over 5 years ago

    could call it siamese cats

  • Yes,

    I’d not thought of siamese cats…..I’ll think about it….

    – Lisa Jewell

  • rjore
    rjoreover 5 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • Thank you Ronald :)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Ruby  Pen
    Ruby Penover 5 years ago

    this is beautiful, Lisa :)

  • Thank you Rubymae :))

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Gotta love that kinda CPR babe….I love Teresa for bringing you back!! xoxoxox

  • awwwwww ta babe xxxx

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Lore and Oida (The Plume)
    Lore and Oida ...over 5 years ago

    well because their is death and rebirth in this and cats have more than one life. Actually it should just be Siamese Cat, not Cats. cats is a whole other piece of work…lol

  • OH yes, thank you Hudson. I’ll change the title…..

    Love it.

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leeover 5 years ago

    Duality in singularity
    ‘You said a mouthful’!
    Wonderful, as always.
    :)

  • I should have known you’d love the few words over the many hehe….just teasing…

    X

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Del Millar
    Del Millarover 5 years ago

    just beautiful Lisa absolutely x

  • Thank you so much Del x

    I really appreciate you reading this one…x

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Lore and Oida (The Plume)
    Lore and Oida ...over 5 years ago

    Do i get a credit?….lol

  • For the title you most certainly do :))

    – Lisa Jewell

  • ozjami
    ozjamiover 5 years ago

    a very interesting and intriguing new work..well done !!!

  • Thanks James,

    I’ve missed you.

    I’m not happy with this one…oh well…you can’t win them all.

    – Lisa Jewell

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 5 years ago

    You and Teresa are a wonderful entity together Lisa, A creative balance. nice writing.

  • Thank you Matt,

    I’d like to rework this but have decided to leave it for now…

    – Lisa Jewell

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