Super cold day,
creates lockdown.

School closures
provide opportunity

for parents
to experience

their kids the way
the neighbors do.

Parents scream,
neighbors sigh.

Life comes
full circle.


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.