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A toad can die of light!

by Emily Dickinson, 1896

A toad can die of light!
Death is the common right
  Of toads and men, —
Of earl and midge
The privilege.
  Why swagger then?
The gnat's supremacy
Is large as thine.

Published in Poems by Emily Dickinson: Third Series

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