October 4

Pale freckled skin, keeps organs in

Protects me from the sun

All this flecking, requires checking

To the doctors I run

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In cotton gown, I wait around

For examination

New magazines, computer screens

Office decoration

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Skin is assessed, concerns addressed

At my age my spots change

Scanning processed, I can get dressed

We talk short range, long range

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Have the “all clear”, return next year

Keep wearing the sunscreen

New spots appear, please have no fear

We’ll do the same routine

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(A Triquatrain Poem)

May 25

Clematis

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One day the vine’s all green leaves and promise

Next day a solo flower opens wide

This year’s display I sure don’t want to miss

Each time I think to I observe wide-eyed

In a blink becomes stunningly adorned

Palm-sized flowers cover plant in masses

Those fuzzy green buds will never be mourned

If you can’t see beauty you need glasses

Counts among botanical badasses

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(A Novelinee Poem)