little black dress (a persona poem)
In the dark I wait in vain
she'll take me out
of the closet again.
How could someone like Emily Dickinson, with seemingly so little life experience, find so much to write about?
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.