Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Homer heard the rush
recession of sea waves, surge
midst the echo of voices
longing over water
and today, the shores ever
reverberate the sober message
of manís weakness and folly
trivial transience of work
need to recognize his own
insignificance, humbled before
vastness and terror of unknown
reaches, of magnetic and gravitational
fields, ever rising and falling tides
lunar cycles of birth and death
instinctual survival guides of life
a force that curves, kneels and bends
in the presence of greater bodies
prolonged pensiveness integrated
into bold continuance, motion of change
the constant swerve of age
utterance, distinct yearning heard
in words, of old men before the ocean.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 12/08/2012 Somewhere over the Atlantic.