Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Weight With Needles On The Pounds

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A Weight with Needles on the pounds—
To push, and pierce, besides—
That if the Flesh resist the Heft—
The puncture—coolly tries—

That not a pore be overlooked
Of all this Compound Frame—
As manifold for Anguish—
As Species—be—for name—
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