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.”
Poem does not compare anything.
Nothing is better than something else.
It is just how it is.
Acceptance of the morbid nature, insanity, emptiness and still a kind of comprehension that all that belongs to individual and there is no body else to blame.
A man is carrying a scars on its own face.
He is eating he’s own heart.
Better to be bitter, an individual, and free, than live a life of conformity/luxury.