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One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted

One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted

One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted
One need not be a House
The Brain has Corridors surpassing
Material Place

Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting
External Ghost
Than its interior Confronting
That Cooler Host.

Far safer, through an Abbey gallop,
The Stones a’chase
Than Unarmed, one’s a’self encounter
In lonesome Place

Ourself behind ourself, concealed
Should startle most
Assassin hid in our Apartment
Be Horror’s least.

The Body borrows a Revolver
He bolts the Door
O’erlooking a superior spectre
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Poem One need not be a Chamber to be Haunted - Emily Dickinson
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