I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away
What portions of me be

from Emily Dickinson – I heard a Fly buzz (465) on Rap Genius


The speaker has passed away, and is speaking from some sort of afterlife. He or she has had no problem giving up their possessions in the physical world, and seems very accepting of death. However, there are “portions” of them that they own but that are not “assignable” or transferable to others—their body, their soul.

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