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Emily Dickinson - Crumbling is not an instant's Act

Crumbling is not an instant's Act
A fundamental pause
Dilapidation's processes
Are organized Decays.

'Tis first a Cobweb on the Soul
A Cuticle of Dust
A Borer in the Axis
An Elemental Rust --

Ruin is formal -- Devil's work
Consecutive and slow --
Fail in an instant, no man did
Slipping -- is Crash's law.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 997. Crumbling is not an instant's Act
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

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