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  • As Summer sears and cracks a fragile skin
    The old man fears he's run death's last retreat,
    Recalls his childhood joy in agile limbs
    That loved the world they touched without conceit.

    As Summer stretches 'cross an office floor
    A young man, jealous, snubs the sun's embrace,
    Remembers salad days on heath and moor,
    Where golden shone the earth in splendid grace.

    As Summer cracks the brow of hopeful youth
    The future full of promise and desire
    The flowers bloom to buoy unquestioned proof
    Of hunger in the eye of passion's fire.

    These moments treasured, wasted, longed for, passed
    Withhold a lesson – “Make Each Moment Last!”
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