Emily Dickinson

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

Each Second is the last


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Each Second is the last
Perhaps, recalls the Man
Just measuring unconsciousness
The Sea and Spar between.

To fail within a Chance—
How terribler a thing
Than perish from the Chance's list
Before the Perishing!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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