(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Counterfeit - a Plated Person -

A Counterfeit - a Plated Person -
I would not be -
Whatever strata of Iniquity
My Nature underlie -
Truth is good Health - and Safety, and the Sky.
How meagre, what an Exile - is a Lie,
And Vocal - when we die -

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (3)

there were probably a lot of Counterfeit - a Plated people in Emily Dickinson's neighborhood. Wonder if she, herself, is a gossip (lol)
A very self-respectful write- 10
......a fabulous poem on honesty and not being a fake person ★ well done poetess