Death is potential to that Man

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Death is potential to that Man
Who dies—and to his friend—
Beyond that—unconspicuous
To Anyone but God—

Of these Two—God remembers
The longest—for the friend—
Is integral—and therefore
Itself dissolved—of God—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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