In the real game of life
the deck is stacked
and the DNA card is wild!


Try as you much as like but…
I will not accept condescending behavior
as a suitable substitute for knowledge.


Adult train sounds are
muffled conversations mingled with
metal wheels screeching along worn tracks…
often interrupted by the arrival of the children
filling the air with kid talk, chatter, and laughter…


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.