Paul Auster – Burning Boy

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said „Is it good, friend?“
„It is bitter-bitter“, he answered;
„But I like it
„Because it is bitter,
„And because it is my heart.“

The Life and Work of Stephen Crane

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