days and days later

by Amy Turn Sharp


like a puzzle that has been wet in the rain
left just by glee when laughter ran inside and sprinkles started
like when later two or three days you think you may play that puzzle
pick up a piece and turn it round yr fingers
stiff from the sun
but shaped differently
and when you try and line the sides up
place the snap
they don't fit the same way they once did
they never quite will
because they are changed
they are