That after Horror — that ’twas us —
That passed the mouldering Pier —
Just as the Granite Crumb let go —
Our Savior, by a Hair —

A second more, had dropped too deep
For Fisherman to plumb —
The very profile of the Thought
Puts Recollection numb —

The possibility — to pass
Without a Moment’s Bell —
Into Conjecture’s presence —
Is like a Face of Steel —
That suddenly looks into ours
With a metallic grin —
The Cordiality of Death —
Who drills his Welcome in —

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7 Comments

  1. frumpo says:

    A near-death experience.

  2. Shawn Noetzli age 12 says:

    This poem seems different than what I normally read. Its like something happened that she witnessed and that she was trying to tell us

  3. sara says:

    the prispner of emily brown

  4. Fred Williams says:

    This Was different then many poems i read

  5. Johnise says:

    This is the most powerful poem ever. I can write a poem like this but not know what it means. This one I can actually understand!

  6. cassie brown says:

    that was great because it fits the familys who just lopst somebody. and you are a great poet

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  7. cassie brown says:

    that was great because it fits the familys who just lopst somebody. and you are a great poet

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