Tagged: puzzle

the trick to getting

the trick to getting
out of a sticky situation
is to fall apart
completely, deconstruct
so that you are no
longer a whole
onto yourself,
but a grain
of cosmic
dust, puzzle-
shaped and counting
on repeating patterns
to complete the picture
.
20171031:1140
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because we have become

because we have become
one another’s best
references for joy,
love, loss, and pain,
we can make new
discoveries with more
clarity and in half
the time and effort it
would take were
we to go at it
alone. when life
is a big jigsaw, and
time is a toddler caught
stealing pieces, it’s
always better to
have an ally
.
20170106:0131
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you scratched out a list

you scratched out a list
of ingredients in the
shape of love, and
somewhere in aisle
six, between the garam
masala
and cumin,
i found it, waiting
to be picked up
and put together,
un-puzzled
.
20160416:2033
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we are all pieces

we are pieces to the same

we are pieces to the same
jigsaw puzzle. i had this
notion that you would still
be there when i return
but it is not something any
one of our jagged
sides can promise,
let alone to each other
.
20130412:0750
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history has twisted

history has twisted
the Ides of March
like a Rubik’s Cube –
we all know the
resolution, so
we have stopped
reflecting on it
.
20130315:0847
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on the opposite

on the opposite
side of the track, you rivet
me, and as the train
rushes into the station
early, the eye is electric
performing a swift
jigsaw puzzling of
your face, arms,
legs, look, pose
, then
putting them back
together again, linked
in slivers
of glass and gaps
between coupled
cars, a classic
theme and variation
.
20130105:2015
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spring tunes up

spring tunes up
and down the radio
dial, looking for
a familiar song
to play, while the
rest of us are
on the edges of
our seats, waiting
to be relieved
.
20120426:0845
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when we were looking

when we were looking
for the bees
, there were no
lack of experts.
in most things, life
is a Chinese finger
trap – the more we
struggle to make
sense of it, the
less we know
.
20111031:0850
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get yourself an

get yourself an
addiction, the tall
unforgettable
kind, with a
taste of jigsaw
puzzling

just for kicks
.
20110602:0709
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