Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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My parents gave me the middle name
Gordon, as a clue, Gordius king of Phrygia
who tied the Gordian knot to be undone
only by the person who was to rule Asia
until Alexander simply cut it, taking
thought to a higher level, freeing a mind
entangled, muddled in confusion, memorialized
in Laconia, suburb of Sparta, giving us laconic
concise, brief yet pithy and succinct, as we
access that quantum space of probability
overlaying our classical struggle, so much
mental and emotional energy pent up
manacled, waiting to be free, needing
Houdini’s craft, stepping back, not caught
up in the rouse, the deceit of untrained eyes
decoyed by life’s many mirrors and shadows.

c) Jan Gordon Otterstrom F.
    April 7, 2009
    Palmares, Costa Rica