Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Door Just Opened On A Street

A door just opened on a street--
I, lost, was passing by--
An instant's width of warmth disclosed
And wealth, and company.

The door as sudden shut, and I,
I, lost, was passing by,--
Lost doubly, but by contrast most,
Enlightening misery.
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