To An Unknown Acquaintance

I came across an obituary notice in a newspaper and the resemblances between the deceased and I were so striking that I felt compelled to write about it:

I didn't recognize the printed name

But,nonetheless,teardrops filled my eyes

When I realized that we were one and the same

Merely attired in the other's disguise

How very much similar our lives had been

As twins,we could have easily passed

Simply miscast in separate skin

Upon journeys that were never to last

The routes we chose somehow always merged

Forever on the verge of denial

Yet,all the while,there was present that surge

To complete that elusive,unfinished mile

Was it luck or fate or happenstance?

A random encounter with the Sacred Above?

Or was it unrequited heartfelt romance

The turning back of a still-yearning love?

I didn't recognize the printed name

And it's really a shame because,you see,

Together,we each warmed ourselves by that flame

Now,I travel alone in search of me

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