Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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BEHIND

I am behind the word
that I hold up to the light
left alone, in the shadow
the other side of my poem
only a tool, somebody’s fool
a backboard, disengaged
separated from the fluttering
away, the sound and meaning
beating the air, being there
in another’s perception
decoding my incoherence
language unique to me
that I have set free.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 8/11/2012