Sometimes it feels
as though the planet
stops spinning
and you find yourself
abruptly jettisoned
into darkness.

Alone, praying,
because prayer
is all you have.
Hoping to be heard,
waiting to seen,
wanting God to guide you.

Forever seeking
to find a place
where your hopes
and dreams can
become your


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet 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.