Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Layers of life, thin transparent legends
overlaid, where we were, migrations
to the West: Welsh, Scottish stalwart
women met stubborn Scandinavians
to till soil, herd sheep under heavens
sparkling, family desires and new professions
giving rise to youthful lineage, adventure
around the Spanish Main of Caribbean
conquest. A hurricane of visions turned
by earth’s rotation, clash of cold heated air
and ocean currents to disturb nights
of recollection, detect rhythms of thought
streams through interlude bonds
of genealogy, to switch points of view
that see other sides of layers, in dreams.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 5/21/2013