I want to be annihilated completely, I want reciprocal forgetting, I want the angels not to recognize me.

Unknown Title by Ranier Maria Rilke

In the night, I wish to speak with the angel
to find out if she recognizes my eyes
If she will ask me: do you see Eden?
And I’ll reply: Eden burns

I offer my lips to her, so cold,
As if she does not know desire
and the angel asks: do you feel life?
And I reply: life hurts.

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