Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Always shared their things.
Recycling bins, Ryvita thins
And countless drawing pins.
Baked bean tins, jugs of gin
And a love of newspaper spin.
These two twins shared everything
Which made Ashley’s secret hard to keep in.
“Look!” she buckled, opening a bag one day,
“It’s my collection of strangers’ skin!”
“My God!” said Mary-Kate, with a nervous grin,
“I too collect bags of skin!”
The sisters laughed,
Emptied their bags in the bath
And hugged before both dived in.
© Carl Burkitt 2018