Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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STALLED

The hours stall briefly
heart faults few beats
love surprises a wise
romantic poet, leaves
some in awe, absence
also confounds mystic
reference, coefficients
of longing, exiled alone
felt themes repeated
often to focus the mind
on urgencies of words
that slow our sympathy
iterate courage to wait
take us away to write
distance sees difference
nous répétons les images
dans une nouvelle lumière.
So we go on enlightened.




© Jan G. Otterstrom F. September 12, 2015