If you were putting together

A jigsaw puzzle

For a year

And there was only one more piece

To add

Couldn’t you say you loved the way

The puzzle made you feel?

Couldn’t you say

That one piece didn’t matter?

So when we met

After a period

Of intense communication

A letter-writing courtship

Like the Brownings

I already loved you

And seeing you

Touching you

Feeling you

And almost singing my love for you

Was the same as placing

That missing piece of

Blues-in-the-night sky or

Basic-but-delicious yellow mustard sun or

Gemstone turquoise water or

Autumn-kissed trees of red…


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Starry Night Jigsaw Puzzle





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