cunning stunt

by heytherewildflower

THE HEART

by Stephen Crane

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.”

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