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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part One: Life

LXVIII


MINE enemy is growing old,—
I have at last revenge.
The palate of the hate departs;
If any would avenge,—
  
Let him be quick, the viand flits,        5
It is a faded meat.
Anger as soon as fed is dead;
’T is starving makes it fat.

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