4.6 stars/ Closes at 22:00
Antidote to burnout: Stop working. Tell your friends to stop working. Hold the sun between your index finger and thumb. Lick the salt off of chips. Stay up to watch the sunrise and become it instead. Gestate a poem inside of you. Tell no one. Gestate a poem inside of you. Become it instead. Follow the story up a hill, around a corner, and to its natural conclusion. Eat your way through a new city like the very hungry caterpillar. Start a cult—then tell your followers to leave you alone. Slow drip your own transformation; imprint your future into the view—see your prismatic constellations shimmer. Every year my eyes get worse, but I will never stop looking
Emily Marie Passos Duffy is a poet and itinerant performing artist. Her poetry debut, Hemorrhaging Want & Water, is out now with Perennial Press. She was a finalist for the Noemi Press 2020 Book Award and a finalist of the 2020 Inverted Syntax Sublingua Prize for Poetry. Her written work has appeared in Inverted Syntax, Portland Review, Dirt Media, Boulder Weekly, Spit Poet Zine, Terra – uma poética de nós, collective.aporia, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She lives in Lisbon with her cat, Magda, where she is a doctoral student in Translation Studies. You can receive monthly missives from her at duffylala.substack.com.