Poem by Saira Viola


Jalopy Shuffle

She wears a blue rubber smile
Has pink jelly roll thighs
Coke bottle hips
And rocks clitty -clit clips
The breath of Sunday morning on his balls
A bottle tan bounty hunter his wake up call
And that succubus money blowing him raw
The snow flies smash stab and bleed
Cockroaches flap across his wet calloused feet
Spray canned memories on the ripped jalopy seat
Head hung low – needle by his side
Shoots in deep for just one more ride.


"Potential Well" © Dr. Regina Valluzzi
“Potential Well” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi


Saira Viola is a crime writer, poet, song lyricist, and creator of literary technique sonic scattercript.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.


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