Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Life seems a long series
of performances, scripts
decided, preparations
staging, comic tragedies
applause then rest a spell
before a new curtain call
until we leave this world
to return to Eden, having
come out from among
the vile, selfish egoisms
to patterns, chiaroscuro
of light through leaves
cheerfulness of birds
harvesting a day’s meal
shadows, flitting on green
imagined only in dreams
as lives, we awaken from.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. September 1, 2015