Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Survival

My survival is sustained by refusal
to quit, having exhausted feeling
withdrawn from an interest within
expecting nothing, overcome
alienated, beaten, releasing will
cast out as a wanderer, disengaging
time, reversing language, allowing
an invasion of shadows to blur my hurt
while I remain still, cliff and open sea
in that hither space, reliant no more
depositing all in a word, letting it go
surface at my back, stars overhead.

c) Jan G. Otterstrom F.
    September 24, 2010
    Over Costa Rica