From Encounters at the End of the World:

And how does it happen that we are encountering each other here, at the end of the world?

I think that it’s a logical place to find each other, because this place works almost as a natural selection for people that have this intention to jump off the margin of the map. And we all meet here, where all the lines of the map converge. There is no point that is south of the South Pole. And I think there is a fair amount of the population here which are full-time travelers and part-time workers. So, yes, those are the professional dreamers. They dream all the time, and I think, through them, the great cosmic dreams come into fruition, because the universe dreams through our dreams and I think that there is many different ways for the reality to bring itself forward, and dreaming is definitely one of those ways.

– Stefan Pashov, Forklift Driver (& philosopher)

“as Buddha smiles” [excerpt]

looking at her
sitting at the bar

she’s the best thing
in sight:
silent, blazing

the same sun
mixed and grinding
dancing toward what’s left of your

O my God
all that blue sky

I take my prickly heart and
throw it away
as far into the dark as possible and

I am
like a bug
a dog
a flower

the knife cuts into the
the plate
the cat yawns.

– Charles Bukowski, from The Continual Condition