Ken’s Identical Twin Brother

Ken called this morning. There are some people who call and you’re just happy to hear them. I’ve written a whole Ken said series. (And Delores said. And a few other Saids. The Said series has been going on for a lifetime, more or less)

Ken Said, Today

eight years ago
he’d given his cabin
to his identical twin brother
Keith. They are 59.
IRS agents came to the door.
Keith was gone for a while
when Ken went to his door.
The agents had a picture
that looked just like him.
We are taking you to
the police station for
tax evasion they said.
Ken told them that
his identical twin brother
had the problem. Not him.
Never heard that one before
said the agents. They
took him to the station
and asked him to prove
that he wasn’t his twin brother.
It took him 5 hours
but he did.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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