Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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For years you have carried
Pascalís Pensťes, diary notes
from almost four centuries ago
he pondered, wondered about
the brevity of breath, Israel lost
in the wilderness, a metaphor
for life, and Christ the liberator
convinced of Godís existence
though hidden, he still paused
over the nothingness of doubt
developed odds, math of risk
equanimity before uncertainty.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. May 21, 2014