The Heart asks Pleasure — first —

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The Heart asks Pleasure — first — by Emily Dickinson
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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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