The Ikea Effect
Starts with a simple, pocket-
Sized utensil, handy for taking
Notes – creating sketches of your future
Home while walking through the aisles
Furnishings finished with a gloss
Bright pops of grass green,
Cobalt blue, and tickled pink.
Turns a Saturday morning into
Afternoon – breaking in a never-
Used toolkit. Constructing with instructions
Written in four different languages.
Taking a step back with a sigh.
The gloss of effort on your upper
Lip – lacking one small piece
But forging ahead. With so many others,
It can’t make much of a difference.
Leaves you valuing the creation -
No matter how unstable.
I built it with my own two hands.