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Rafael Casal
What good to the rest
is an art of moral purity
What use is your best to us?
If you are so good at sharing
so good at opening
So good at cutting
Why would you give us any less
than the worst of you
The hardest of you
The softest of you
The weakest of you
I am looking for strength
Against death
And sin and sorrow
Against darkness of my own making
And who doesn’t want a friend in the dark
I don’t need your light
I cannot save myself by it
I have to find my own
Your pain holds my hand, it does
Give it to me, artist
And I will not hang you by it
Just need a friend in the dark
Who hums my hurt beautiful
While I search the walls of myself
For a way out.