Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

When a Lover is a Beggar

When a Lover is a Beggar
Abject is his Knee -
When a Lover is an Owner
Different is he -

What he begged is then the Beggar -
Oh disparity -
Bread of Heaven resents bestowal
Like an obloquy -
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