They say each of us has a twin
and yet I am unique.
I trained my goldfish in our pond to come to me
when I rippled the water with my fingers.
Even the prehistoric-looking plecostomos
heard the call and responded like a baby bird
waiting to be hand fed.
It must have been my talent
for catching small green lizards...
For I was the one they called to the break room
to rescue one of God's little creatures
before Kay put it to death
by using God's own book
as a weapon.
at home in a national park, eating natural foods,
employing naturopathy, natural childbirth,
giving birth at home with a midwife
without uttering a sound