This is my story.
It is mine alone because I am the one who needs
to tell it.
I am the one who is still here,
no longer stage right but
It is a single story,
not two tales tangled up in each other
like lovers' limbs,
as you might expect.
And anyway, Tippi was
always pretty good at getting heard.
I have hidden from the world for a long time.
I have been a coward.
But here is my story.
The story of how it is to be Two
The story of how it is to be One.
The Story of Us.
And it is an epitaph.
An epitaph to love.