Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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The condition in life that we have inherited
is ours, the suffering of King Lear
indiscriminate consequences of agency
the few survivors, chastened to face
an apocalyptic future of broken bonds of love
integral complexity, gnawed, bitten, divided
into weak threads, dissolved in discord
as empathetic voices ache with pain
and chant of agony behind the curtain.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 3/24/2013