At some point in time
You will become too much to handle.
The heat of your passion will burnout the retinas of their eyes.
Your questions will stiffen the muscles of their necks
and your inquisitiveness will become annoying.
What they once found charming or at least usable
will be re-labeled as regrettable or outdated
And eventually you will be discarded or lost among the others
who believed in the hype.


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.