Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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TIDES 
 
My emotions rise then ebb as tides
an ocean of rolling perspective
heavy, then liberated as the future
becomes clear before the flood
the gravity of disturbing desires
then reasoned into exhilaration
sadness swept back, in advance of
another surge, again in rhythmic
flow, sequence of memory waves
their cadence compact, dense then
the tenseness relentingly slackened
as I focus, giving thanks, yielding to
a higher force defining my course.  

c) Jan G. Otterstrom F.
    May 5, 2009
    Palmares, Costa Rica