Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

I Stepped From Plank To Plank

I stepped from plank to plank
So slow and cautiously;
The stars about my head I felt,
About my feet the sea.

I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch,--
This gave me that precarious gait
Some call experience.
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