Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Behind the scenes of spectacle, hypocrisy
the fake, ache of lies exposed, truth clothed
in daily movement of lives, watching
the pageant of pomp from above or other side
of the curtain, moving props, scenery, changes
of appearance, almost convincing ceremony
of fiction, in plastic customs of class, etiquette
decorum of convention, politics of privilege
there is an air, they never wish to relinquish
thus emotions smolder, subdued, suppressed
later to explode in death and revolution.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 1/22/2013