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September 2017, vol 13 no 3

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Adelaide B. Shaw

Age-defying

Face lotions, emollients, anti-wrinkle cream, age spot remover . . . A tempting array of products to slow time. The price for youthful looks is high. I calculate the cost, read the hyperbole, imagine myself slipping off the years. Would I be changed? Would the present vanish along with the wrinkles and age spots?

end of summer
the new bottle of sunscreen
tossed in the trash


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