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Emily Dickinson

There Is A Pain -- So Utter --


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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)


There is a pain — so utter —
It swallows Being up —
Then covers the Abyss with Trance —
So Memory can step
Around — across — upon it —
As one within a Swoon —
Goes steady — where an open eye —
Would drop Him — Bone by Bone.




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