Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Between prefix and endís exit
life is laid bare, letters
of your name, each a sign
key to unlock a door: smell
of ocean breeze with eucalyptus
leaves, mold souls then smash
repression, rebellious airs
trouble, resistance collapse
like phase transitions
critical values increased
exceeded, beyond limits
that undo promises kept
tolerant structure modified
defined, as blossoms close
when pollen in, age augurs
turns and grinds, transforms
what is fed, betwixt, till dead.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. May 7, 2014