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It would have starved a Gnat

It would have starved a Gnat
To live so small as I
And yet I was a living Child
With Food’s necessity

Upon me like a Claw
I could no more remove
Than I could coax a Leech away
Or make a Dragon move

Not like the Gnat had I
The privilege to fly
And seek a Dinner for myself
How mightier He than I

Nor like Himself the Art
Upon the Window Pane
To gad my little Being out
And not begin again

Poem It would have starved a Gnat - Emily Dickinson