Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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I have put myself outside the rules
overstepping, followed Eve instead of God
stepped upon the path of pitfalls
foundation of decision: error
dreary trail to nowhere, lost it seems
my broken heart, laid upon the altar
a sacrifice, contrite in destitution
the garret life in search of knowledge
notebook and pen in hand, on a bench
in shade, along a walk, remembering
here in the Jardin des Tuileries
how did I get there, to bring it all together
fulfill this duty to write, certify the years.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 2/25/2013