The duende stirs as a way of saying: you will only stay whole by moving—day after day, note after note, poem after poem—from one world to the next.” ~ Tracy K. Smith, from “Survival in Two Worlds at Once: Federico Garcia Lorca and Duende”

Charles Bukowski

“Don’t leave me alone with self-
knowledge and these rich, fruitless, unspoken words.” ~ Dan Albergotti, from “Bad Language”

                   
(Note: I know of no HTML coding that allows deliberate spaces within copy, so the only way that I could figure out how to put in this poem with all of the intended spaces was to convert it to a jpg. The result is a bit fuzzy, and I apologize. If you know of a better way, other than using the <pre> code, which makes the copy small, please let me know. Thanks.)

                   

Music by Mariah McManus, “Shame on You”