“Demarcation” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi

 

Penny Candy Days

penny candy gas dime coke station bicycle crowd
spun world wiseass outside dancing lemon sandy sun roll
and roll and roll asphalt on the cake, and frosted
‘til cat-tails rolled rivulet rainbows. those days,
those days! lasted ‘til raincoat, or dinner, or dark.
marlboro haze record changer console football tv sofa
sundays. niagra ontario genesee canada highway donuts
car-sick wayback. so way back. movies popcorn star
wars take your brother aw mom endless chores rather
be reading all long days behind the silo bb gun ready
bird shot regret. cows, goats, sheep, horses and all
their shit gotta go somewhere boy here’s a shovel.

 

Keith Welch lives in Bloomington, Indiana where he works at the Indiana University Herman B Wells library. He has poems published in The Tipton Poetry Journal, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters, Oddball Magazine, and Literary Orphans, among others. He enjoys complicated board games, baking, talking to his cat, Alice, and meeting other poets.

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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