Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

I Never Hear The Word 'Escape'

I never hear the word 'escape'
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude.

I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars, --
Only to fail again!
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