Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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NAVIGATOR

He set a line of positions
to navigate the reaches
of imagination, bearings along
vertical longitudes of thought
horizontal latitudes of dreams
where poems, often cross
angulated points of new hope
domains of love, cherished friends
range of willingness to change
breadth, without known limits
life’s rhumb line path, loxodrom
rumbo, tack of action taken
projection of our sphere
to a complex plane, daily lives
laid out, important must be
signals from the heavens
spirit whispering in our prayers
to guide, help us measure
distances from and to objects
moments of orientation, subjects
taken from themes of genes
that define us with sextant held
we search land, celestial zones
prophetic words preserved in code
humbly leading us by the hand.




© Jan G. Otterstrom F. June 29, 2015