Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Thinking of levels again
laminates that overlay us
smog of politics, hovering
tool of business and war
relevant irrelevancy lies
as a smudge constantly
obliterating thought
trivial demands, claims
that shatter clear thinking
to lead a populace around
advanced Pavlovian skills
applied to manipulate, mask
predetermined results
put us on edge, argue
depressed with nonsense
fear in the closets, hide pasts
we run to herd in a crowd
yelling slogans to enrage
enflame consensus unbowed.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. April 11, 2015