Middle Science
by Peter Layton

I come from a binary star
everything’s twinned
If you’re nice and goodlooking you
like to be around your
double self if you’re not you
fight, grapple, complain, try
trick the other into a
quick unfortunate death
it’s fun, a chess game, with your
number two, work so hard
to stay on pleasant graces
comes you tee them off
maybe something small
or just a life’s overload
it’s ha ha they find you
at the end of a dumpster’s run.

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