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On!  Forward!
The sun's glare is more poignant now,
   and we stare about us, dreading
   each moment lost.
Regret's lash licks us in our sleep.

No time for reflection, wasted hours
   that mock with coldest breath.

More tasks!
Fill our eyes with errands ambitious;
   heed the horizon and speed time's thrift.

Let us not begrudge our freedom flown, and
   remind us that each weary gasp and sigh
   testifies to our agency and ambition.

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