Melanoma Awareness

Saturday 1st May 
Wall to wall sunshine, bodies on the beach
Cooking away nicely, "Sunscreen!" I beseech

Vitamin D is necessary, please don't get me wrong
But frying like a lobster, damage could be life long

So many burnt shoulders, peeling, unsightly skin
D'you know what you've done? What's going on, within?

Melanoma; skin cancer, might not happen today
But a few years down the line, it'll be nothing to downplay

You can't just cut it out, for it's a sneaky beast
Lying dormant, then, like a devil, released

Taking over your life, biopsies, skin grafts
Scans and appointments, normality's in the past

Just always worrying, asking when it will return
Scanxiety, melanoia, a real cause for concern

So slap on some sunscreen, and wear a big hat
Seek shade when it's hot, prevention's where it's at

Melanoma awareness throughout the month of May
But it mustn't stop here, care for your skin everyday

Thinking of you sweetie
Beloved Angel son
I wrote this last year, but wanted to post again as May is Melanoma Awareness Month

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