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Iíve grabbed your ankle to explain
To make myself clear
Lux et veritas
Thereís no risk of pain
Iím a hollow man and innocent
You run without being given cause.

But you kick to extricate yourself with
the strength of terror.
My explanations burn too weakly.
From the mouth of my cave, the horizon all around
is empty;
except one figure
giving prayers of thanks for her escape.