When the pieces
Came together, that last stubborn cardboard tease
Fell into place with a smug click
Smirking, "took you long enough
To find me"
I was awestruck.
I shook my head,
Barely able to believe
All the time spent, made me lose sight
Of the bigger picture
Caught up in sorting each scenario
Inside the entire scene.
But now it's there,
And I see the outcome
Of the endless task I undertook
And it has an end,
May have taken a while to get here
All the more reason to celebrate.
I gently glue
All the pieces into a frame
Mentally name this project
"A Season of Joyful Tragedy"
Hang it on the wall of learned lessons
And dive in on the next puzzle.