In this life
we are gifted a soul-compass
to navigate through
all that dances:

water twirling into water,
joy and pain in waves that roll β€”
ballets in concentric circles.

We are rivers never stepping in their same selves twice.

In water-rapids, pearl-white,
we flow-
resist. The precipice
draws closer to the fall.

Indefinitely effortless
we waterfall ethereal
in ocean blue and lavender,

and travel with the sanctity of all bones
Home.


Pictured are a few of my favorite waterfalls on the Road to Hana on the northeast side of Maui.

Writing and photography by: Katy Claire Funke

22 thoughts on “River of life

      1. You’re really so thoughtful and insightful, very talented. It’s a joy to read your work. You deserve all the praise you receive.

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