Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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He pushed to stretch the edges
still further, more hollow space
openness of being, hopefully
not mistaken, closer to different
circumstance, even unimaginable
the heart vehemently contradicting
reason, unrestrained desires beneath
the constraint of cultural conventions
until misfortune brought him back
almost forgotten, to believe that life
would turn around and become
intelligible, unambiguous and unbounded
difficult but simple, a love that endures.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 5/24/2013