Ingesting Light



Born in the darkest of alleyways,

she was laid in a box, in rags,

the body which expelled her

too cavernous in its own need

to hear her starving heart

break. Abandonment gets

in your DNA, they say –

cripples the soul, twists

the bloom  – but deep calls

to deep, innocent

instinct spawned in

unholy soil.  She raises

her head to the sun,

ingesting Light.

18 comments on “Ingesting Light

  1. Interesting theme, abandonment–it’s so crippling, and draws me ever to the Father who promises “I will never leave you or forsake you”. Sweet manna, keeps me going. God bless you BIG, Mel–love, sis Cj

  2. lylekrahn says:

    Ingesting light – wonderful imagery.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks! I have a ‘woodland garden’ spot, guaranteed to give me light, dappled or otherwise. I love the different qualities of light that come filtered through foliage.

  3. Robert Rife says:

    Well done. It has a Luci Shaw sensibility to it.

  4. Gallivanta says:

    Epigenetics? Controversial perhaps but fascinating.

  5. Love the line deep calls to deep.

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