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Emily Dickinson: They shut me up in Prose

They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me “still”–


Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –


Himself has but to will
And easy as a Star
Look down opon Captivity –
And laugh – No more have I –

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This entry was posted on November 27, 2020 by in Opinion Leaders, Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , , , .

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