There were 8 when I started.
8 of the 26 sorted
Neatly in pairs
On the floor.

23 amassed, constructed.
1 of the 8 is missing.
I crawl about, searching,
Phone like a lantern
Hoping for a sliver of silver.

I call for help and we find it!
Together we press the orphan leg
to the body
And bind them
With the remaining 2 of the 8.

Triumphant, we retire.
We’ll assemble the other
3 chairs