Jigsaw Puzzles

So like the father is the son,
matching color to color,
shape to shape, with quickness and precision;
with flashes of intuition.

Surprises are interlocked
with carefully crafted solutions:
Sometimes he follows shadows to light,
or bright hues to near whites;
at other times, the mere
slippery force of gravity
pulls pairs together.

But, curiously, he does not begin with borders.

He leaves, without speaking,
those straight edges
that protect the slow-forming picture
from the chaos creeping
across the dining room table,
for another to shape and fit.


(c) Jeffrey Staley All Rights Reserved

Comments to Author

About Author Vickie






Please feel free to email us at if you have any questions or comments!
© Earth's Magic Inc 2000 - 2015. All Rights Reserved. [ Disclaimer | Privacy Statement ]