Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Forced to speak lies
tortured to collaborate
he had nothing to say
but violent extractions
that struggled to preserve
possibilities to exist, covert
survival of truth’s sovereignty
refusal of complicity
defense against techniques
as water boarded gasps
false speech that masked
the silent intimacy of language
hence triumphed over violence.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. April 2, 2015