Puzzled – Poem by Diane Webster

La ville – Leopold Survage

Scene is the top
of a jigsaw puzzle box;
blazing fall colors with blurs
of reflections on lake. 

Wooden cabin settled
near water’s edge begins
rejoining picture
since no sky gives 
predominate blue 
to sort through. 

Shape, color miniaturizes 
total picture into riddle 
of how to eat an elephant. 

One piece at a time 
fills the table 
until all holes 
patch together like street 
damage joined 
into linked whole. 

About the Poet

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado. She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs. Her work has appeared in “Twisted Cheese Literary Magazine,” “Eunoia Review,” “North Dakota Quarterly,” and other literary magazines.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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