In a mixture of fluid, waste and debris we lived
Our nourishment-obtained from a common source, we shared
My legs on your head, your legs on my head
So we made our bed.
You came out first-I watched, considered, then stepped out after
To the embrace of welcoming hands, applause and laughter
There was no way to tell us apart
We both grew to be handsome,funny and smart.
Inseparable, we shared all things
At school, we shared all friends
At home, we both played pranks
One cannot easily forget mother’s spanks.
And now, you’ve suddenly become pale
Looking tired, your face has started to swell
Scared, we take you to the hospital
Never knew a kidney could fail.
Suddenly you need a transplant
I am the most obvious donor but I can’t
Because my tests have come out too
And now, we share this too.
Addenda: Based on the twins who both had end stage kidney failure whose mother had a kidney cyst.
Are you aware of what conditions lie in your genes?
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