Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


I never lost as much but twice...

by Emily Dickinson

I never lost as much but twice,
And that was in the sod;
Twice have I stood a beggar
Before the door of God!

Angels, twice descending,
Reimbursed my store.
Burglar, banker, father,
I am poor once more!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston