If I May Have It
by Emily Dickinson
If I may have it when it?s dead
I will contented be;
If just as soon as breath is out
It shall belong to me,
Until they lock it in the grave,
?Tis bliss I cannot weigh,
For though they lock thee in the grave,
Myself can hold the key.
Think of it, lover! I and thee
Permitted face to face to be;
After a life, a death we?ll say, -
For death was that, but this is thee.