not once but three times…
Their 13 year old daughter smiles
as she captures the moment
with her father’s smart phone.
Her younger brothers act out
their embarrassment in silliness.
Her younger sister’s attention
wanders elsewhere from one detail
What is it about waterfalls that
creates such excitement and
renews passion with such intensity?
Maybe it happens in moments
where we are sufficiently distant
from nature’s raw power to feel safe,
yet sufficiently close for it to resonate
at the deepest core of our being.
Reece Burka 7/31/20
Dry Falls, Highlands, NC