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Poetry #120
(published February 6, 2003)
Whiskey Ne'er Tasted So Sweet
(a PMjA Uncovered Classic)
by Emily Dickinson

Whiskey ne'er tasted so sweet
As morphine in the vein;
Common jackals lack the sense
To return home again.

Loneliness, his jaws gape wide
Devour'ng all to see,
Not unlike that savage squid
Who writes letters to me.

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