The house divided
one against the other
as each derided
sister and brother,
yet, despite the split
having halved the whole
it was a good fit
leaning bole to bole,
codependent to a fault
(pun intended)
and though having ought
to have just ended
in a collapsed pile
of a resentful jumble,
their crush held meanwhile
so neither could tumble,
and their wedge issue
kept them apart,
heads butting where two
were at odds, that heart
of the archway, their hate
being the keystone,
which was a stalemate
better than standing on their own.

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