They used to laugh at me — I didn’t even know for what, man.
I read poetry and I was a painter. I didn’t want to just be married. I had aspirations that only guys are supposed to have. -Janis Joplin

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he said call me pearl
our little blue girl
that last time
i saw you at the Mo
we shared comfort
& i teased about your weight
i couldn’t know
we wouldn’t meet again
& i never told you how much
i loved you
Robert M. Petersen (Eureka, 1970)

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Janis Joplin

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Pigpen

Photos: Left to Right, Unknown, Tom Copi