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Jigsaw

I think the words
but they don’t go together,
and if the words don’t fit
how can they be true?
A senseless babble,
gibberish,
a buzzing in the brain
as I write with trembling hands.

Stay focused.

There are no solutions here,
only mismatched pieces
of the puzzle of you.
Too many things are missing:
mismatched
misplaced
mistakes were made
and the pieces I’ve been offered
don’t look the same.

I’m told the final piece
must go here now,
but my questions could fill oceans.
Instead I stuff them in teacups,
smile politely
and say it’s all okay.

The answers, when they come,
will engender further questions
(more missing pieces than I can count)
and ahead of me is a long road
with many years to wonder.


This was written for Sunday Scribblings 2.

5 comments:

Jae Rose said...

Stuffing questions in teacups is a wonderful image..I would imagine with time and no space to think they will only brew like tea..getting stronger and perhaps more bitter....if only once the puzzle fit we could sit back and breathe..it does feel like an endless quest at times...a real puzzle

June 7, 2015 at 12:24 AM
Old Egg said...

I think there once was a fashion for writing concerns, wishes, names and even prayers on little bits of paper and placing them in pots, drawers and even teacups in the hope that having done that you could rid yourself of the worry...someone else would look after the problem. We don't seem to do that any more, perhaps it didn't work.

June 7, 2015 at 6:07 AM
J Cosmo Newbery said...

"if the words don’t fit, how can they be true?" - well those words certainly ring true!

June 7, 2015 at 6:51 PM
Chris D said...

I loved the teacup image too. I have a son with asperger's so I actually related a little bit to this poem. Don't know if that's relevant here but I really liked it.

cd from Sunday Scribbling 2

June 8, 2015 at 12:33 AM
thotpurge said...

Stuff questions politely in teacups... such a great image..beautifully written.

June 8, 2015 at 10:02 AM