Emily Dickinson

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

I never lost as much but twice


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I never lost as much but twice,
And that was in the sod.
Twice have I stood a beggar
Before the door of God!

Angels—twice descending
Reimbursed my store—
Burglar! Banker—Father!
I am poor once more!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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