You found yourself
in the words which
guided you through
the challenging times
and brought you home
to this place
where thoughts are born.

the words trusted you
when you doubted yourself.
They followed you into sleep
and then ejected you
from wherever to somewhere
to become the you
that will be
forever changing.


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.