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I never hear the word “Escape” (144)

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I never hear the word “Escape”
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation –
A flying attitude!

I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars
Only to fail again!

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)
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