i was looking
for my own reflection in your eyes
to see my inner self.
as u held that perfect mirror out in front of me,
i knew it was the right moment
to position mine too.
as we held our two mirrors in parallel
and sent one another reflections
which seemed to travel for eternity
at this certain perspective.
it opened such vast horizons,
it felt like they would multiply forever.
But the two mirrors wouldn’t stand still.
they are set in motion. to grow . develop. and evolve.
and even if they evolve in parallel time, they will not necessarily
move with the same speed or the same direction.
then it occurs that you are no longer facing that second mirror.
the reflection has lost its continuum.
You have lost your reflection in the eyes of the other.
You must now reflect inward upon yourself.
[inspired by Maria Ionova-Gribina]