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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part One: Life

XXXVI


I NEVER hear the word “escape”
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude.
  
I never hear of prisons broad        5
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars,—
Only to fail again!

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