I just returned from an all expense free trip to hell.
Don’t get jealous, but i even earned some frequent purgatory travel miles.
it’s the kind of trip that wakes up the soul.

Here is what I discovered.
There really is no peace for wary-worn souls.
Survival is a 25 hour job squeezed into a mortal 24 hour day.
Self-preservation is not to be confused with self-less preservation.
So confusing…
Peace for peace
Peace by piece
Building walls
Fostering isolation
Don’t ya just love a good cliffhanger????



I admit
I can not (always) forgive those who oppress
But I will always pray that I will not become the oppressor.
Remember to remember where you came from
Those memories will create the altar
where your soul and forgiveness
may some day find peace


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.