Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Suspended above green cloud surface
Floating leaves, canopy of trees, uplifted
Praising open sky, constellations at night
Competition for light, freedom from
Constraint, corridor of life, sustenance
Fields, shelter for procreation units.
Falling into self, gnarled thicket, limbs
Bent among, capillary transit, transport
Medium, trunks gripping, clinging vines
Roots travel in search, columns standing
Carry the weight, words, acoustic image
Motif echoes from plumed shadows.
Quiet unknown Fallen nourish, rich leaf
Loams cushion, muffling the earth’s low
Moan, wroth of darkening survival daily
Written at this level, penetration of acid rain.

c) Jan G. Otterstrom F.
    November 2, 2008
    Costa Rica