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A Young Old Man



Having reached the smallest number
With exactly twelve divisors,
I feel young.
The sum of a pair of two primes,
My age is adjacent to two other...and
It is divisible by the sum of its digits--
In base ten. In idiom...
It is "high speed," and I feel just that
In my going, or crossing over.
But this won't be (as in time) like
"Gone in...Seconds," or as minutes in
An hour, or in a degree.
Today, more than any other time...
I believe that,
Because I have always lived and loved--
Under God's Command, I feel young.
And when...not if, I become old...
Really, really old, I will gladly say--
To all and sundry that
I am still--a young old man.
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