Surprise, the violets are back

My aging hands surprise me
creased skin creased
knuckles and bones and veins

The return of the violets surprise me
like ovulating
in the hours before dusk

Like the fourth and fifth and sixth months
with a growing belly
all is settled
patient and good

Like the fourth and fifth and sixth decades
Welcome change
unknown change
a change,
a circle within a cycle within
a change within

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