Part 1: The Writing

You write because you must.
It’s confusing, like puberty.
Feelings, images, words collide,
Falling, pushing you
Into spaces/places
Puzzle pieces
Delivered in an envelope
With no return address
Releasing sandy storms of words
Rearranging furniture
Shattering glass
Surrounding you.
But each time you find you.


Part 2: The End

God dropped in for a game
Of “Writer Challenge.”
Any format: story, poem,
Essay mathematical formula, song,
Revisions of classics,
Free form, free style,
Any subject: you, them,
Us, people (real, imaginary),
Whatever, whenever.

No Restrictions:
Anybody from any here.
You whoever you are.
You decide
God accepts.


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 now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.