A thousand pieces of the London skyline;
a Christmas gift from our cousins.
We sit around the living room together
studying the picture on the box;
separating a piece of river from a piece of sky;
searching thoroughly for the lost piece of Big Ben.
A cold snowy afternoon can be spent
playing computer games or watching TV,
or it can be spent with three generations
sitting together on the carpet
puzzling away through the winter storm.