why is it that -when depressed upon having fallen out of love, or having someone fall out of love with you- you turn to Emily Dickinson?
perhaps it is the space between the words she marks out for you with her (disapproving look from grammar schoolmistress) '-'s: you feel like you've fallen into a dash and you can't get out. it's a different space than the one following a :
see? you are waiting for another line. but after a -