Do you know me?
I was here for centuries.
Then in a moment,
I was displaced from my homeland.
Replaced by foreigners,
Misplaced in history.
I was traded as a spoil of war,
A commodity.
Someone, somewhere wanted what I had.
In an era of re-purposing,
Displacement has become
The ultimate identity theft!


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.