People Are Bitter. I am.

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,” he answered;

“But I like it

“Because it is bitter,

And because it is my heart.””

— by Stephan Crane

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