I am currently editing my soon-to-be-published poetry and prose book. The last few weeks I have been going back and forth on wether to remove or leave in the half a dozen or so -bad- words in my work.
I finally decided to not remove them, nor obfuscate them with something like an asterisk.
When finished the book will total 11,000 words. I think any reader will just have to put up with the handful of shits and fucks.