Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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From a distance, the Fiestas
of Palmares clog commerce
filling the air with noise
musical lines, hawkers, announcers
ominous hum, dull vibration of
riotous thousands, knit together
with mixes of mechanical sounds
intensity escalates as more beer
is poured, cans pop, alcohol goes
to a multitude of brains, raising
the volume of disorientation
as birds turn back, clouds clump
and I pray that fiesta days pass rapidly.

Jan G. Otterstrom 1/15/2012 Palmares, Alajuela