Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A doubt if it be Us


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A doubt if it be Us
Assists the staggering Mind
In an extremer Anguish
Until it footing find.

An Unreality is lent,
A merciful Mirage
That makes the living possible
While it suspends the lives.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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