Emily Dickinson

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

A toad can die of light!


A toad can die of light!
Death is the common right
Of toads and men,--
Of earl and midge
The privilege.
Why swagger then?
The gnat's supremacy
Is large as thine.

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