What If I Say
by Emily Dickinson
What if I say I shall not wait! What if I burst the fleshly Gate- And pass, escaped- to thee! What if I file this Mortal- off- See where it hurt me- That?s enough- And wade in Liberty! They cannot take me- any more! Dungeons can call- and Guns implore; Unmeaning- now- to me- As laughter- was- an hour ago- Or Laces- or a Traveling Show- Or Who died- yesterday!