Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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FLAMENCO MEMORY

Andalucía, heat forged memory
Triana white washed burrows
through an outer court, family
room, cool tile masonry
across the kitchen washing alcove
inner patio, succulent plants
cactus valued shade
to a musician’s den
then oh, I held a sacred relic
in my hands: 1935 Santos Hernandez
my fingers made it echo
sound vibrations from before
my Pacific crib was hung
Soléa, the mother tongue.




c) Jan G. Otterstrom F. November 23, 2013