Unlikely Rays

bright sunflower


Golden hair is her halo –

lion’s mane, courage sprouting

from a heart enriched by dark

seeds sown on dark days in soil

black as pitch. Unlikely rays,

these; conceived where the sun won’t

shine, unwanted pregnancy

buried before birth, daring

to cling to more than it was

cracked up to be. Only Life

can mimic sunshine itself,

replicate such unbridled

nuclear energy, turn

the switch that kills Death dead,

lighting the way for us all.


30 comments on “Unlikely Rays

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Very unlikely rays, but she is a beauty. Very leonine as is appropriate for this August month.

  2. riham says:

    Beautiful and wonderful

  3. Robert Rife says:

    Good work, Melody. Very nice.

  4. Pam says:

    turn the switch that kills Death dead – awesome, Melody! I’m so glad you’re back…

  5. gwen says:

    Life replicating unbridled nuclear energy…
    I live an hour from Hanford Nuclear Facility. My garden is exploding with these. Lots of fodder for reflection here. Thanks–again–for your thoughtful work.

  6. perhaps I’m the strange one but, I see myself in this~ brilliant analogy and analysis !

    • melodylowes says:

      I think I see you in this, too! Many who have walked dangerous and difficult territory in this life have had to die in ways in order to experience real life. I know you have had many trials and challenges – I’m glad you see yourself in this piece of hope and triumph over adversity!

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