You in my puzzle of life

by Andrada Costoiu

I have been looking at this picture over and over again,
Been trying different combinations,
So far…
The result is the sum of all my conscious feelings and judgments and misconceptions.

Life is a massive jigsaw puzzle,
I cannot solve it in 6 easy steps or in 10….or whatever number,
Sometimes I might not even want to solve it.
I’ve thrown all the pieces on the card table, again and again, so many times,
Reshuffled them,
Because I like mystery and the infinite possibilities. 

Lately, I have really started to create,
Piece by piece I matched, 
Once I looked at my arrangement and said:
“I can’t stand this,” 
Then I masqueraded under the costume of a painter,
And added more color.

A friend came by…
She criticized me and said that so many colors make it unappealing.
I reflected upon it and then
I stood back in a spiral of emotions,
And told her:
“This isn’t fair,” 
I would not judge anybody’s picture,
No matter how strange it looks like,
Because it’s life! 

A while ago I came by across a very unusual piece,
Seemingly split in half.
It is so different from the other ones I have,
I think it doesn’t fit anywhere.

When you appeared out of thin air,
You flipped some upside down pieces,
Took in the inventory,
And I, with a smile,
Allowed you to enlarge your scope and gain perspective.

You took out of your pocket the other half that matched my unusual piece,
I usually would shout: “Don’t touch my puzzle” 
But this time my heart was showcasing another tune for me:
“This can’t be true…..”

I can’t tell how long it will take me to find all the right pieces, 
My puzzle is far from finished,
But you, my love, have brought me the hardest piece to find,
For love gives my puzzle color……for love gives it life.


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