Smithereens

And slowly it all made sense—
Like puzzle pieces building up
One piece at a time
A laughter shared
Coffee in hand
Portions, memories
Guesses, moves
Finding possible connections
In similarities and differences
To see the bigger picture
Until the smithereens fall into place

via Smithereens

Growing up, I always used the word smithereens to refer to destruction (i.e. smashed it to smithereens). But Maria at DoodleScribbles uses it in reference to the pieces coming together. And I must say that her poem wowed me, so I knew I had to share it with you. It is simple, and yet lyrical. It paints a clear picture of two people working a puzzle together, and yet it is ever so much more than that.

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