A daily poem #164 – March 10, 2010

A poem
by Emily Dickinson

The Heart Asks Pleasure First

The heart asks pleasure first
And then, excuse from pain-
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;

And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.

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~ by Chris Hibbard on March 10, 2010.

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