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Antje Duvekot

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from The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer

LIGHTHOUSE
(Antje Duvekot/ Kate Klim)

you, you're not the first to ask
and probably not the last
and i don't expect you to understand

why i stayed upon this rock
after the birds had gone
and all of the waves turned to sand

i am a lighthouse
in a desert and i stand alone
i dream of an ocean that was here a long time ago
and i remember his cool waters and i still glow

these days, the sunlight has bleached my paint
and the moonlight has made it plain
that nobody needs me to call them home

but i swear there was a time when i
would shine for him through the night
and he was the only ocean that i have known

i am a lighthouse
in a desert and i stand alone
i dream of an ocean that was here a long time ago
and i remember his cool waters and i still glow

now my lantern bears a crack
and i know he will not be back
but i will leave the light on forever

i am a lighthouse
in a desert and i stand alone
i dream of an ocean that was here a long time ago
and i remember his cool waters and i still glow

updated: 7 years ago