Lukas joked he always had

to do everything twice


Born twice,

second time by water


Twice a soldier,

family wars, then Vietnam


Married twice,

twice divorced


Twice taught to walk,

second time one legged


Broke twice,

jobless, homeless


All of life in a single day,

zero plus zero


A dust mote among galaxies,

he never wailed, “why me?”


Parked himself under a bridge

on a folding chair and just gave up


No fortune to double,

not eligible for time and a half


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