Picking Up the Pieces

Reluctantly I select one.
Meaningless; set it down.

Bored, I ponder others.
These to the left; those up top.

Angry, I’m seeing red.
To the right with those.

Puzzled, I look up.
“It’s forming a picture.”
“Yes,” smiles the therapist.
“That’s how this works.”


dVerse Quadrille #61, Puzzle

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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40 Responses to Picking Up the Pieces

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, I like this. Our hearts and minds are a puzzle, aren’t they?

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  2. V.J. Knutson says:

    Nice twist …and boy, can I relate.

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  3. you’ve word-phrased this so well; we can feel the tension and frustration building …

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  4. Peggy Lemmer says:

    But only sometimes! 🙂

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  5. Shasta says:

    Excellent. Very clever.

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  6. marialberg says:

    I like where you took the prompt and your use of color symbols within the puzzle as creation of an image. Nicely done.

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    The therapist is helping see the puzzle pieces. Sometimes I think mine are lost.

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  8. kim881 says:

    I’ve just been reading a book in which the main character visits her husband in a psychological ward where a couple is doing a jigsaw puzzle, which is one of the reasons why I love the twist in your quadrille!

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  9. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this.. our heart and mind are something like a puzzle… one need only know where the right pieces fit in ❤

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  10. Great. 🙂 The title makes me think of this song, I hope you like it. The man is a darling, heard him live in Rome a few years ago.

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  11. lillian says:

    Oh this is wonderful! What a metaphor for working with a therapist. Excellent!

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  12. jo says:

    As a therapist, I loved reading this! You’re so right – therapy is fitting the puzzle pieces of a life together so that the client can gain insight into their life.

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    • Maggie C says:

      Sometimes it seems so random that you don’t realize you’re making any progress. Then one day you realize that some of the pieces are starting to fit together.


  13. rothpoetry says:

    Great way to show how hard it is to picture what life is all about!

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  14. I have the same thought… life is a puzzle… but sometimes I think the worst thing would be if all the pieces fitted, maybe that would be the real end.

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  15. Brilliant turn at the end, Maggie! Cool write! 🙂

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  16. Nice take on the prompt. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Mish says:

    Sometimes the pieces are hard to pick up. We have to acknowledge them to put them into place. A thought-proving piece.

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  18. From one puzzled mind to another. I can relate easily to this one, and liked that you surprised everyone with ending.

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