October 4

Pale freckled skin, keeps organs in

Protects me from the sun

All this flecking, requires checking

To the doctors I run


In cotton gown, I wait around

For examination

New magazines, computer screens

Office decoration


Skin is assessed, concerns addressed

At my age my spots change

Scanning processed, I can get dressed

We talk short range, long range


Have the “all clear”, return next year

Keep wearing the sunscreen

New spots appear, please have no fear

We’ll do the same routine


(A Triquatrain Poem)

March 2

Am I At this Point in My Life, Really?


Her Cholesterol

Is approaching the limit doc assures

Her Cholesterol

Is dictating new morning protocol

Warm gruel and exercise she now endures

Hoping this simple lifestyle change cures

Her Cholesterol.


(A Rondolet Poem)

February 6

School Daze


Gangly kids tumble from the bus

Pushed forward by those giant packs

Drooping heavily on their backs,

Chatting with so much to discuss.

Stopped, I recall when this was us.

Tall sisters leaving backseat friends

‘Til morning, planning how to spend

Time until then, bike rides to take,

Which books to read, tree forts to make.

Red lights stop, adult life transcends.


(A Decima Poem)