The Pile of Years is not so high

by Emily Dickinson


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The Pile of Years is not so high
As when you came before
But it is rising every Day
From recollection's Floor
And while by standing on my Heart
I still can reach the top
Efface the mountain with your face
And catch me ere I drop

-- from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Edited by Thomas H. Johnson

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