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A Rat surrendered here | Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Rat surrendered here
A brief career of Cheer
And Fraud and Fear.


Of Ignominy's due
Let all addicted to
Beware.


The most obliging Trap
Its tendency to snap
Cannot resist --

Temptation is the Friend
Repugnantly resigned
At last.


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