Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Perseverance with patience is a lesson
bringing one to the end, as life wanes
waiting, I am caught in the net of my knowing
dragged against the waves, sun light
glistening through, luminous pillars
entrapping me in their reason, as age
finally argues my defeat, resignation to
yet never accepting that fame has passed
pounding me on the shore, in violence
of sand stirred in storms, restrained
in tempests by stitched webs, tenacious tests
of strength, wrestling to my last breath.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 1/16/2012