In my loitering tonight
I realize
I’m not lost.

And maybe
it was the straight path

( the shackles I made to it
in an attempt to be free )

that was leading me astray.

In this waiting,

this time, maybe,
at the edge
of becoming.

In this waiting and looking up with intensity

I feel the aches in my neck
not in vain nor forsaking
all I’ve worked for
as little white lights
start perforating the night sky —

revealing themselves
one at a time.

Not ashamed of their infinite magnitude
nor afraid of their imminent death.

Each one belonging
to themselves
and made of the same dust
that I am.

Each one on fire

as I reach up
to hold just one
in my hands.

Writing and photography by: Katy Claire Funke

Trying out some astro photography.

17 thoughts on “Journey Under Stars

    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine. That means a great deal to me. I just began writing at the beginning of this year for myself, so not published. But I am honored by your compliment and encouragement ☺️❤️

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      1. You are so welcome. I actually just discovered that youare a musician? Yes? And you write songs? I don’t always see things about people, with being blind, but I did manage to read a little about you. Wow! I am impressed! I am musical too, and it seems to me that music and poetry often go together. Lovely to have “met” you. 😊


  1. I love when I find poetry that narrates my feelings better than I can. Beautifully written, love the imagery. Also that shot of the moon is super cool!

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  2. Wonderfully written and your astro photo is very nice. I like the part. “Each one belonging to themselves and made of the same dust that I am.” It is nice to think that the stars and us are related.

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