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Lighthouse Keeping

Ryan, Kay

doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182359792
Medicine and the Arts

“Lighthouse Keeping” from The Niagara River, copyright © 2005 by Kay Ryan. Used by permission of Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Seas pleat

winds keen

fogs deepen

ships lean no

doubt, and

the lighthouse

keeper keeps

a light for

those left out.

It is intimate

and remote both

for the keeper

and those afloat.

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