Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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In the softness of shade, warmth
a love that fire cannot consume
skewered, held tight, forgiven
silence, no space for words
shadows of emotion, unexpressed
move beneath the boughs
as day dies, darkness all around
the flickering ardor, passion flames
in a recessed alcove of the garden.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 2/28/2013