His poetry defends against complacency
shores up fortress barricades, exposes
smugness, throws light on defects
squeezed in corners and seams, sounds
alarm that even the deaf can hear
tireless unwavering, he lays down lines
words crafted in celestial intercession
works of worth, charitable endeavors
writings to protect, warn those he loves.
© Jan G. Otterstrom F.
October 5, 2014