Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Vast spaces reserved in memories
of the past, strong impressions hold
all senses, museum of moment ambience
former sights, sound, shades and lights
at night, smells of motion, cafes in service
animated conversations, Saint Michel meets
Saint Germaine in religious ritual
milling sidewalks, throngs cross the bridge
layers of leaves above the Quay
garret loft to sleep, lamps float luminous luster
on the river, as stars punctuate a black sky
time retained, kept in safe keeping, even after I die.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. .  4/14/2012