Identical - A Poem

A poem by me that I submitted as part of my creative writing assignment during the second year of my degree. 

I look into the mirror
and my reflection smiles back at me.
Our own language
resonates between us,
bizarre to anyone
but we understand,
our ciphers shared only between us.
We smile at one another,
the same smile,
the subtle tug of lips
and slightly curved noses.
Our eyes murky
like the deepest parts of the ocean
and we two, are trapped beneath the waves.

But my reflection changes,
ages and becomes her own,
her hair longer than mine now,
the brilliant shade of purple
no longer mirrored in the looking glass.
As I blink, she does too
and I imagine that we are the same again. 

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