Description: Have you ever noticed that when people say they get they're inspiration from someone, they then go on to say that they are original? If you are inspired by someone else, does that make you original? Or does that make you a clone? A duplicate? A candy-coated copy? You decide.
If this pisses anyone off, I'm sorry. It's just a poem. Calm down.
being inspired by someone doesn't make you a clone, nor borrowing ideas from people, not if you make them your own and allow them to develop in your own mind, in your own way. So, so, I think it's what you do with the borrowing, you know? If you just copy it outright, well, that's not original, but it's impossible to spend time with people and not soak up some things from them.
I'd like to see this poem withoput the rhyme scheme, and I say that because if you aren't so comfortable with rhyme to follow an abab scheme without it messing up your syntax, or what you're actually expressing, then you lose something. And there are ways of keeping freeverse poetry poetic, with internal rhymes and allieration and just making it feel good to read aloud, you know?
I like what you're doing with this, but it feels a little stifled by the scheme you follow, and I read under one of your haikus that you weren't so comfortable, so, so. But I also think that rhyming can add a lot to a piece, when it's done well, and is definitely something worth pursuing, so if you want this poem to rhyme then maybe use longer lines, to allow you to express yourself more fully, you know? So the rhyming adds rather than takes, I mean... I'm totally unable to use rhyming or meter without it taking away from what I write, so I'm not the best to advise at all.
Your ending is ace, the mirrors following you is a high point in this, for sure, and then that [censored], yes. Made me smile. I like that you fling a dash of humour into this, makes it more yours, you know?