Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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NEWS

Together we receive news
a blare of inane pain
reducing day’s experience
to greater disorder of broken bits
bitten transcript of sounds
in popular syntax to achieve
some programed semantic
farther still from actual events
other than one’s romantic concept
irrelevant to our lives
a people have fallen, police crush
dissidents, thousands dead
a dark decorated figure takes control
opposition vanish, mysteriously
disappear, an ambiguous calm
fills the distant air, then sexual tryst
publicity exploits, random couples
nurture new born pop stars
illegitimate legitimacy spammed
a princess gives birth to a future king
destined for a golden guillotine.




Jan G. Otterstrom F. 8/16/2013