The most difficult jigsaw – Jen Anderson


Each piece must be compared

for size, shape and colour:

turn ninety degrees and look

and turn and look again.

Repeat until our interlocking lines

are impossible to distinguish.

With respect to each other

we are equally spaced;

without respect it is obvious

who fits in on top.

What makes our puzzle so difficult?

All sides are cut from the same picture.

But we are double-sided and

believe me, this is only half the story.


bio-cropJen Anderson studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University before graduating in July 2016 and moving back home to Suffolk. She is an aspiring novelist, current affairs blogger and member of The Writing Squad. Her work was recently published in Manchester’s Now Then Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @jennejy and read her blog at


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