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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.
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Poem ID: 263   Poem Posted: 11/16/1997
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