Lillian A. Knoetgen

(New Bern, North Carolina, USA)

Growing Up

Growing up's so difficult
we often get the blues,
from clumsiness and gangly legs
and wearing short-toed shoes. Then growing pains turn into aches
as we reach another stage,
to remind us in the war 'gainst aging
a new battle's being waged. Brittle knees and fingers that
just refuse to bend,
a sure-fire indication

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