Moment in the Sun


Caught in the midst of an endless cycle,

she alternates between

numb and inflamed, cool and intense.

The roller coaster between

Passion and Apathy makes for a very bumpy ride.

Feeling stirs fear

that she will lose control, drip into oblivion,

find herself

a puddle to be trifled with under hob-nailed boots.

But turning a cold shoulder,

selling herself to indifference only leaves her stiff at the sidelines,

forgetting to inhale.

She tells herself that the next time the warmth comes,

she’ll let go completely;

at least if she melts, she’ll have her moment

in the sun…

16 comments on “Moment in the Sun

  1. I love the twist at the end of the poem. 🙂 Melody, great work with your steady hand on the camera – awesome photo!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  2. Robert Rife says:

    Oh yeah, this one’s good.

  3. Debbie says:

    I love your lessons and encouragement, poem style! At first, I was thinking with this part ” she alternates between . . .cool and intense” that you were talking about hot flashes. teehee!

  4. This is dimensional in interpretation ~ I believe every season is a soul-seasoning, each one necessary and, personally, i love the wintry slower pace. But, then again, I’m in California 🙂

    • melodylowes says:

      You Californians can talk pretty big when it comes to winter, can’t you? 🙂 There is truth to hat you say, though – every season is building something new and beautiful into us, even the tough ones….

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    Sounds like a drama queen…

    • melodylowes says:

      Or a person struggling through recovery…a very confusing time! Torn between thawing and freezing, learning to feel and being wildly afraid to feel. There is hope in the melting!

  6. RoSy says:

    Such talent when you can make ice feel warm 😉

  7. Yun Yi says:

    The complication of spirit is painted in such a colorful image/words with a surprisingly encouraging end!

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