Emily Dickinson

I Came To Buy A Smile today

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I Came to buy a smile today But just a single smile The smallest one upon your face Will suit me just as well The one that no one else would miss It shone so very small I’m pleading at the counter sir Could you afford to sell I’ve Diamonds on my fingers You know what Diamonds are? I’ve Rubies live the Evening Blood And Topaz like the star! ‘Twould be a Bargain for a Jew! Say may I have it Sir?

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