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You all are perfect
captured here today
for every tomorrow

The slant of light
across our eyes
casts lash shadows

I kiss each cheek
embrace you deeply
and never release

The young, fairest here
run about the rest
embroidering paths through time

The old are queued
first in, first out
will miss us each

So today raise a glass
let’s revel in light

There’s so much still remaining

© Chagall 2014