Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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He sold him the algorithm for wealth
numbers alchemy, rule of creation
manipulation of symbols, exponential
to his dreams, a short cut it seemed
but a fool and his money was not detailed
within instructions on the box, nor
necessary ingredients and prerequisites
like emotions and feelings, destitution
in ruin, faith and liberation that arises
from the rending wrench and gloom
of failure, nor the disciplined consistency
of hard labor, focus on a feasible goal
and pleasure from the arduous adventure.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 3/17/2013