You can never know too much about the shadow line
and the people who walk it.
- Raymond Chandler (the Long Goodbye)
the darkest mirror extends inwards
for at least a thousand years. Believe me
there are no fairy tales of insomnia,
no escape from the thumbprint of darkness.
-poet Edward Hirsch
Well I saw you last night down on the avenue
Your face was in the shadows but I knew that it was you
You were standing in the doorway out of the rain
You didn't answer when I called out your name
You just turned and you looked away
Like just another stranger
Waitin to get blown away
-Bruce Springstein Point Blank fr The River lp
Noir sensibilities appear in many forms, what's in your "Gem" collection?