I’ve had freckles all of my life.
Tiny dots on my nose,
when I was young.
They spread across my face
over the years.
Each freckle growing bigger
and slightly darker
until the spaces in between
were the minority.
they had the nerve to start
multiplying on the rest of my body.
Soon, my arms and legs were speckled
My first, ‘serious freckle’ aka ‘age spot’
appeared on my right hand
near the knuckle of my index finger.
The random red splotches were next and then
the horror of all horrors
Soon, my skin looked very unfamiliar
and I thought to myself,
“Well, at least they’re unique.”
Does that still qualify as cute?