Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

As One Does Sickness Over

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As One does Sickness over
In convalescent Mind,
His scrutiny of Chances
By blessed Health obscured—

As One rewalks a Precipice
And whittles at the Twig
That held Him from Perdition
Sown sidewise in the Crag

A Custom of the Soul
Far after suffering
Identity to question
For evidence't has been—
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