“Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you. Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you. And without feet I can make my way to you, without a mouth I can swear your name.

Break off my arms, I'll take hold of you with my heart as with a hand. Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat. And if you consume my brain with fire, I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes, but I laugh and I eat well, and I grow strong.

Tomorrow I'll Be at the table when company comes, nobody will dare say to me "eat in the kitchen" then.

Besides they'll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed.

Langston Hughes, I, Too, Am America