I was a twin and when one of us died
before our second birthday no one knew
which one of us survived.  I had a clue
but without instruction, never sure,
I took advanced degrees enough for two
and mastered and doctored juridical science for years.
Returning every two summers from the Law School
I was Dean of and the University that I served
twice as President Pro Tem, I slept for days
at my father’s or one of my sisters’, and asked myself
each waking when I went downstairs, “I’m home?”