A Pairing: Emily Dickinson + Lesley Dill

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Lesley Dill, Throat (1994)

 

I am afraid to own a Body—
I am afraid to own a Soul—
Profound—precarious Property—
Possession, not optional—

Double Estate—entailed at pleasure
Upon an unsuspecting Heir—
Duke in a moment of Deathlessness
And God, for a Frontier.

– Emily Dickinson