To render the ghostly figure
raw using a singular Allen wrench.
Bracing the four-sided puzzle
with both arms, a leg, eyes riveted
to the manual partially obscured,
walloped by a baffling illustration,
the bag of parts like finger bones.
Seeking the beam labeled B
and the anonymous three that
attach using a patented latch.

Like the mooring of a boat the last
screw, a final over tightened twist
and there, the work seen first
in the airy aisles of the store museum
now cloned. Selfless, the mode
in which one must proceed:
the instructions hairy and spare,
the prolific steps, an unsettled
end. The scent of new
smooth wood from Sweden.