To see the sea
is to witness
time move.

One day
I will learn
to be patient.

I see myself
wanting to
embrace time,

to be a part of
something other
than myself.

I miss you Mom.
Your laugh,
your words.

I never intended
to be a source
of worry.

I just
to be me.


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.