“My life closed twice before its close (96) by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)


My life closed twice before its close (96)

My life closed twice before its close— 
It yet remains to see 
If Immortality unveil 
A third event to me 

So huge, so hopeless to conceive 
As these that twice befell. 
Parting is all we know of heaven, 
And all we need of hell.

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