puzzle piece, etc.

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.