You didn’t have to go, you know
I did enjoy having you around,
and I am sorely missing you now.
They said the odds of you
leaving, of even planning a departure
were small, but what did they know.
They didn’t know that I
had traits that would make
your departure more likely.
They didn’t say that once
the word was uttered, a departure
was no doubt inevitable, a when not if.
I’d like to think you’ll come back
but everyone agrees you cannot
absent some sort of miracle.
But at least, for now, I still
have your twin, and I will treasure
him as long as I can see to do so.