Now seems sure with my face
already a refused arrow.
I can’t explain soon as a
threat about love. I was
a spectator of all things
I could steal—anything
that might bring me together.

from pages 515-516 of Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster, 2000).