the sun used to
cook us dry,
way back, by and by,
and now we just sit
withered, worn, wan,
but man-oh-man,
we still got that
killer tan,
it's like a home a-
way from home,
this melanome,
this melanoma,
that we worked so
very hard to make
our own,
this cancer that
cuts to the bone.

July 13, 2009.

Copyright © 2009, Ricky A. Pursley. All rights reserved.

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