Mirror Image

When she was a child
Her mother made a doll
Exactly like her

With the same black curls
The same shy smile
The same mischievous eyes

And as she grew up
The doll grew with her
Year after year

Wearing the same clothes
Reading the same books
Eating the same food

And when she got married
Everyone told her
How beautiful she looked

But no one could tell
If it was her or the doll
Not even herself

Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.

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