Resident Artist 3: Dion Loubser No. 6

 

 

Resident Artist 3: No. 5 — Lighthouse

 

lighthouse

 

You know
when a big storm hits
The lighthouse actually shifts
I have measured it
The engineers tell me it is impossible
But not everything in this world
Is explained by science
I offered myself up once
When it was too much and
Even the beauty of the light
Could not hold me
As I tell you this I know
You will think me mad
Out here on this rock
With only the gulls to judge
I leapt into the jaws of the sea
But they put me back
Gently
I am the keeper of the light
They told me
There is a balance to this world
And I needed to keep the light
Shining
I told them about science
And they said yes they knew
But there were other things
Like spirit and faith and balance
And they were the keepers
Of those things
So here I stay
I keep this light shining
And turning
While I wait
For the next big storm

 

 

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