Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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With too much rain
the septic tank is full
earth saturated, stopped up
excrement stranded
movement detained
projects on hold, waiting
on someone to pull a string
nothing moves, everybody
waits the catalyst to start
a new chain reaction
the surprise, invisible hand
of Mr. Smith, moving adroitly
the game’s colorful chips

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. June 16, 2014