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Lighthouse Stair

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The old lighthouse on Point Loma
has a narrow, twisty stair
right up the center,
like living in a sea-shell…

And I am certain
when the storm raged
over the Point
in the days when it was
half a day’s journey
back along the ridge,
on horseback or by wagon,
and around the bay
to San Diego…

it was like being in
a shell caught in the serf:
never certain if the next
wave would be your last…

And yet the keeper kept
the light
at the top of that stair
burning.