Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Our life takes form, painful realization
of alienation, resolution of dissonance
in a clash of opposites, display of strength
in disturbance of flow, an end left undone
as we strive to impose order, find meaning
in an uneven completeness, as a star cluster
brilliant and young, creating a hollow cavity
nestled deep in the inward-out emission
density of life´s hot energy, buffeted and
deepened by intense winds that blow
and outside forces of the galactic plane
plus cultural tides of growth that challenge
internal gravity, of our nebulous existence
until our sad stellar eyes light up.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 3/30/2013