Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Wisdom comes as we learn to step back
from the flow of life, course, bright beam
rush of un-arrested particles of suffering
frivolity, arduous labor, fear suspended
over absence, apparent adverse links
of circumstances, that bring reflection
repentance, positive correction of vision
separate the vile, reassert binding force
of love, kindness, as time doubles back
folds, unbeknownst to us, in paradigms
of destiny’s foreknowledge of callings
frustrated, we try to follow dull scripts
poorly written, instead of just learning
to forgive, reconstitute spiritual bonds
discover variations on paradoxes that
goodness coexists with demons of chaos.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. September 4, 2015