Talk with prudence to a Beggar

Talk with prudence to a Beggar (1891)
by Emily Dickinson
119
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Talk with prudence to a Beggar
Of "Potose," and the mines!
Reverently, to the Hungry
Of your viands, and your wines!

Cautious, hint to any Captive
You have passed enfranchised feet!
Anecdotes of air in Dungeons
Have sometimes proved deadly sweet!


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