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I Laid Down My Life

I laid down my life for integrity

Denied, my ashes scattered to rest

‘Til another transitioned was strewn

To mix and mingle in the garden.

 

“What has you this way come?” She whispered.

“For integrity.” I replied.

“It was benevolence that did me in, my sister.

Surely they go hand in hand. Shall we?” She asked.

 

As kindred spirits we conspired

Amongst the dirt and roots

Until the flowers devoured our essence

And once again we faced the sun.

 

http://mith.umd.edu//WomensStudies/ReadingRoom/Poetry/Dickinson/i-died-for-beauty

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