Our picture is a provisional one
drawn from fragments, old books
marked pages, relics of a past
dredged up from imagination
in our memory, rationalized behavior
experience attested to interiorly
contradictions of time warped truth
transference composed, incomplete
shards of evidence collected
collated in our incompetent manner
shifts of feeling, perspectives
changed by rigors of emotions
oceans of extraneous data flowing in.
© Jan G. Otterstrom F.
February 24, 2015