What are those little seeds called? 
You know the ones that grab on, go with you? 
Oh, yes. Stick-tites. Triangles hobos. Nuisances. 

Of late, I recognize other sticky bums,
Diabetes, cataracts, neuropathy, Parkinson’s,
Tinitus, arthritis, hypertension, osteo. 

These annoyances cling despite rejection
Or picking at or wishing or washing away. 
Aging stick-tites attached to test our mettle. 

Since you won’t out and out kill me, 
And since there seems to be no cure, 
Welcome, hang on, we’ll ride it out together.

K. Bruce Florence