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Into the Heart

by Richard Haxton

Shit and fuck are our old friends
They’ve been with us all along
One tells us how we came to sing
The other the price of the song

Maybe they’re a little too close
To the animal core of what we really are
Like a telegram from a cavern wall
Like the history of a scar

So the next time somebody says one
If you look past the outer shell
Into the heart of shit and fuck
What a story     they will tell