Updated: Dec 24, 2020
The sun kissed me over and over, but I didn't shy away, I blushed.
At first I felt tingles, but when the heat set in, it felt like I rubbed peppers all over my skin
I rushed to get water and relief but it was too late, the warmth of the sun sealed my fate
Pain that feels like being stung repeatedly, doesn't cool off so I must wait patiently.
Baked to perfection like a sweet golden cookie, starting to show cracks as new skin emerges.
As the new skin forms and the old skin starts to peel, I can't help but wonder what this truly reveals. Renewal and change is not quick, but is a slow, painful, and ugly process.
Wanting to peel off my old skin to show the new me faster, but that would be unwise.
It may not be pretty but healing takes time.