Puzzle is scattered
Pieces not in place
Different shapes and sizes
Must stay focused and remain calm

The clock ticks
Time does not stand still
Room dead silent, not a peep
So many choices
Must make a sound decision
Patience is required to complete
No time to fall back
Trapped in this compressed room
Break a sweat, tremor from anxieties
Spill a lukewarm drink on lap
Feel like a pistol pointed at head
Determined to overcome the odds
I speed through piecing the puzzle
Assembled in a juxtaposed fashion
The world is back to normal
My life is back together
By Christopher A. Nicola