Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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The strength of my limbs that bend
image of poplars that line a canal
spring foliage that never stays
leaves fluttering the length of water
silver and green seasons, hold stage
soon whisked away, carried along
the irrigation way, to open ditches
thirsty fields, as years yield to old age.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 3/1/2013