Floss won't save you from an Abyss
But a Rope will —
Notwithstanding a Rope for a Souvenir
Is not beautiful —

But I tell you every step is a Trough —
And every stop a Well —
Now will you have the Rope or the Floss?
Prices reasonable —

— Emily Dickinson [Johnson 1322]

(Very funny — and wise.)