Wasted the day.
Didn’t sleep.
Couldn’t rest.
Didn’t paint.
Only wrote one poem
pissed off a lot people.



Who can focus?
Pandemic, Panic.
Jobs here today, then gone.
The greatest challenges.
Sleeping vs. staying awake
Getting in the way of purpose
on purpose with purpose.
Making sense when no one
speaks the same language.
Yes, kids can be smarter than adults,
all roads can lead to purgatory.
life can be crapshoot.


Reminder to self:

If you must,
make the battle worth the effort.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.