That tingling,

that raw, pounding pain

is the cost of coming alive.

She’s subsisted frozen,

a suspended non-animation

for so long,

the thaw comes at a price.

Blackened extremities

feel the pulse-surge

and scream in the flow –

but only the living feel.

Only the breathing palpitate.

Only the viable


10 comments on “Thaw

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Now that has set me wondering? How does it feel to thaw? For a tree, I mean. If we put a frozen finger under warm water, it hurts.

  2. Debbie says:

    Powerful AGAIN, Melody! I’m all for thawing, even if it’s painful!

  3. LizzieJoy says:

    I just absolutely love these words, Melody. Not only do they apply to the tree, they also apply to my awakening. They give me an answer to a question I asked before I fell asleep last night. God surely works in mysterious ways. Bless you, dear friend.

  4. Heidi Viars says:

    Thawing brings a certain amount of pain and also reveals what’s underneath … thawing is good!

  5. I believe i’m thawing everyday ! Spiritually ~

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