Puzzle Pieces (for Ed, Memphis, 1997)

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Puzzle Pieces
all spread on a table
can’t seem to make them altogether fit
broken promises, broken people
we want to make sense
so at the table, we continue to sit

Puzzle Pieces
all spread on a table
color’s the same,
but shapes don’t match
a curve, a point, a two-headed piece
we want to leave,
but sometimes it’s fun, and that’s the catch

Puzzle Pieces
all spread on a table
cut from one picture, then scattered wherever
why do we try so hard to finish
when the point of the puzzle
is the putting together?

Puzzle Pieces
all spread on a table
wrong pieces forced together are later wrenched apart
that’s okay, no harm done
just spread them out again
and we’ll begin from the start

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