Image and text of "Freckles" poem from children's poetry book "Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain" by Barbara Vance

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I’m counting my freckles
And so far I’ve seen
One thousand two-hundred and seventeen.

I’ve been counting for hours;
It’s such an amount.
One thousand two-hundred and
Shoot! I lost count!

~ Barbara Vance

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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