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Emily Dickinson: I am afraid to own a Body

I am afraid to own a Body—
I am afraid to own a Soul—
Profound—precarious Property—
Possession, not optional—

Double Estate—entailed at pleasure
Upon an unsuspecting Heir—
Duke in a moment of Deathlessness
And God, for a Frontier.

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3 comments on “Emily Dickinson: I am afraid to own a Body

  1. Lisa Zimmerman
    July 16, 2022

    “And God, for a frontier”❤️!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. edisonmarshalljenningsgmailcom
    July 15, 2022

    E.D.’s slippery bipartite irony weaves though this poem.


    • Vox Populi
      July 15, 2022

      Yes, slippery logic, beautiful language. I find her poems hypnotizing.



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