The Perfect Spouse – By Travis L. Dover

One spoonful, once per week with any food or drink. Share serving size with spouse if spouse no longer meeting expectations. The handwriting on the bronze glass bottle could have been that of an evil genius. Maybe Dr. Moodlow was an evil genius. Tom should have vetted him, searched his credentials on the internet, or…

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Laureate Trail Pollock Pines

On Wednesday, September 21, the Laureate Trail stopped at the Pollock Pines library where El Dorado County Poet Laureate Lara Gularte lead a poetry writing workshop and gave poetry readings.

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‘Primordial Sound – Sue McMahon

Primordial Sound (Center of the Universe), 2021 Primordial Sound   Record spinning loud Dirty vinyl repeating Stuck on piece of dust   Sue McMahon Primordial Sound (Center of the Universe), 2021, Oil on canvas

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The Death of a Cloud – Sue McMahon

The Death of a Cloud (arising, abiding, returning the same unutterable place), 2022 The Death of a Cloud   Mist collides with rocks Ending their wild windy dance Alone in the sky   Sue McMahon The Death of a Cloud (Arising, Abiding, Returning. The Same Unutterable Place), 2022, Oil on canvas edit

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Face of Woman Stained with Tears – Sue McMahon

Face of Woman Stained with Tears 2, 2021 Face of Woman Stained with Tears   Lost in the darkness Wandering about the dale A deer stands stoic   Sue McMahon Face of a Woman Stained with Tears 2, 2021, Graphite on paper

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White Winds – Sue McMahon

White Winds, 2021 White Winds   Winds rip the grey clouds Blowing them everywhere Static torn souls wait   Sue McMahon White winds, 2021, Oil on canvas

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Fire in the Sky – Sue McMahon

Fire in the Sky, 2022 Fire in the Sky   fire consumes forest animals run to nowhere searching for a home   Sue McMahon Fire in the Sky, 2022 , Oil on canvas

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Amorphous Thought – Sue McMahon

Face of a Young Woman Stained with tears in black, 2022 Amorphous Thought   Indefinite darkness looms Uncertain times breathe Truth felt in lone granite rock   Ukiah Poem (reverse Haiku)   Sue McMahon Face of a Young Woman Stained With Tears (study) in Black, 2022, Sumi ink on paper

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burn out – Beatrice Pizer

Mostly Face of a Young Woman Stained with Tears, 2022 burn out   the peak of the cliff rips a hole in the sky in the shape of a bird that pitches to ground and burns like a phoenix   Beatrice Pizer Face of a Young Woman Stained With Tears in Black, 2022, Oil on…

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Soul Loss – Beatrice Pizer

It’s hard to assign one particular painting to either of these two poems. I was taken with an overall impression of Loren Christoffson’s exciting exhibit. His focus on positive and negative space in many of his pieces prompted me to play with the idea of ‘weight and weightlessness’ as in ‘mind over matter’. And the…

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