Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Remembering, God is the gardener here
knelling, garden spade in hand, turning
dark earth, moist loam, bed of new life
womb of disquieting decay of seasons
of summer leaves, mulched rhizobium
symbiotic nitrogen fixers, bacteria boding
health, vitality to still rhizoid filaments
waiting roots to shoot to light, opening
green, capturing the sun, flowering
in seeds, humble needs fulfilled in awe.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. December 7, 2011 Costa Rica