Assumption of Identical
We are contradictions sharing the same mirror,
neon and neutral blush swimming
a dream to be more than faces
assigned by eyes to be one reflection.
I wear my heart in pressed coral while you
keep yours in the secluded view of trusted.
We burn the candle at both ends, my wick reaching
the center in an ashy blink, while yours flirts with oxygen
in sputtering wisps of patience.
We are from a single stem blooming as different flowers,
the eyes folly identical always flows the same direction.
©Susie Clevenger 2021