they got this puzzle with over 1700 pieces
they start with the corners and edges
even though they’re on the outside
they’re not cast aside, they’re necessary
scattered across the table are the remaining pieces
sorted based on color, shape,
and interesting traits,
separate from the whole, but together
the pieces slowly begin to come together
the puzzle is almost complete.
they all fit so neatly in the board
except one. they try to jam it in
it won’t fit.