my life as a jigsaw puzzle (freeverse)

i'm trying to make sense
of these simple things
they open up in front of me
becoming larger 
more complex
not so simple 
the picture is distorted

a part of it vanished for me,
didn't happen to begin with, 
now i have all these scattered pieces 
trying to fit them 
to solve this puzzle
to understand 

you've solved yours 
making a coherent picture
but i'm here 
my lines are distorted 
corners jagged 
and there are too many  

i need you 
to take away these pieces 
yours works so well with so few,
i've been trying too hard 
making this 'perfect' picture,
with so many pieces
this puzzle will not end, 
take them away from me 
make me understand
end my puzzle 
complete my picture 


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Literature, art, science, travel. Writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Always wrestling with language.

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