Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Duke of Devonshire who?
In Kew collection 1794
unique, an angle between
the column and the lip
but maybe incorrect genus
some taxonomists argue
Crispum key to Odont
complex, cool growing, high
elevation, auctioned 1889
Protheroe & Morris, curious
they hesitate before the door
of life, until impulse seizes
from beneath the surface
stream of time, to explore
ancestral boughs, Colombian
Caribbean, figments, visions
of friends in absence, taste
of anticipation before the block
hoping to see as light moves
over the petals, sustains, dampens.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. October 21, 2014