poems sent from dickinson to bowles

The Zeroes - taught us - Phosphorus -
We learned to like the Fire
By playing Glaciers - when a Boy -
And Tinder - guessed - by power
Of Opposite - to balance Odd -
If White - a Red - must be!
Paralysis - our Primer - dumb -
Unto Vitality!

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