Moment In The Sun

A poem about here and now, inspired by the sun

Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse on Unsplash

Put down heavy things:
the laundry and the council tax bill,
the iphone and the newspaper.
Put down the black and white photographs
framed in silver on the dresser
and the forgotten ideas in yellowing notebooks
which are gathering dust in the garage.
Put down that vivid, just-remembered dream
of a night twenty years ago; the strange, unnamed sadness
of an almost-memory of what might have been;
put down your hunger for adventure
and the green perspex earrings from the 80s
which your mother gave you.
Put down all the stories, all the lists and grievances,
the spoonful of sugar you could probably do without,
the stack of unread books
and the finely crafted masks you collected on your travels.
Just for now, put down the hidden bag of stones
which weighs you down –
it will still be there when you come back.
Put down your closely guarded fears
and your dreams of a future which may or may not come,
just go outside a moment
and turn your face to the warmth
of that dazzling, golden sun.

This poem was originally published in Scribe magazine here

Thank you for reading! 💛

4 thoughts on “Moment In The Sun

  1. Wow so beautiful, Caroline!
    Just what I needed to hear too.
    Was thinking of you yesterday, so nice to receive this in my inbox today ❤

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