That time in your life 
when it begins to sink in 
that you are probably not a centenarian
in the making 
When you can accept the 
consequences of your mistakes 
without apology 
When evening colors seem 
perfectly suited to the illumination 
of risky thinking down darkening paths 
in the company of agile opinions that carve 
eloquent turns in long conversations 
When you know what you know 
and it is not yet enough 
When you surprisingly begin to reclaim
what once you freely traded 
for the approval of others
That is the time of your life.


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