Let Emily Dickinson Reassure You

by Mark Chmiel

Dear Bella Levenshteyn
Let Emily Dickinson reassure you–

Much Madness is divinest Sense —
To a discerning Eye —
Much Sense — the starkest Madness —
‘Tis the Majority
In this, as All, prevail —
Assent — and you are sane —
Demur — you’re straightway dangerous —
And handled with a Chain —

Emily D