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.
Jen 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 www.jen-on-the-fence.blogspot.co.uk.