Fate is underrated.
So many options presented,
but there are also
many undercurrents.

How did we come to choose
the choices made
that would lead us to our
respective journeys?

And what of encounters
working to shape
and inspire
each soul’s calling?

See now, decades later
where we be and
what we did, working
with and against our fates.

Despite our wanderings
we found some of the wisest
and kindest beings
on the planet.

Our journeys also
led us to places
of confusion.
Clarity often obscured

in our search to find
the way created
by God, so often revealed
after we were gone.

the places we visit
and did not

and still we were able
to live our lives.
Satisfied or not,
we slowly began

to realize
the difference
between being content
and contained.


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 appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.