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My friend must be a bird

by Emily Dickinson, 1896

My friend must be a bird,
    Because it flies!
Mortal my friend must be,
    Because it dies!
Barbs has it, like a bee.
Ah, curious friend,
    Thou puzzlest me!

Published in Poems by Emily Dickinson: Third Series

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