Covid humbles people.
No one wants to die!
We want the best for all.

Varied combinations
of remedies are
developed and compared.

Science and medicine
struggle to find
effective new protocols.

We need compassion,
as we wait and observe
how race, gender, class, age,

economics, and politics
are factored into the process.
Praying, always hoping to save lives.

Understanding how we live,
our past, present and future
in time shall become our history.


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.