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Had I not This, or This, I said

Had I not This, or This, I said,
Appealing to Myself,
In moment of prosperity
Inadequate were Life

“Thou hast not Me, nor Me” it said,
In Moment of Reverse
“And yet Thou art industrious
No need hadst Thou of us”?

My need was all I had I said
The need did not reduce
Because the food exterminate
The hunger does not cease

But diligence is sharper
Proportioned to the Chance
To feed upon the Retrograde
Enfeebles the Advance

Poem Had I not This, or This, I said - Emily Dickinson