Noticed change in energy
on the ground.

Things moving from everyday time
to the speed of blink-of-the-eye.

Not sure of
the origins of change.

May or may not be
for the better.

Perspectives blowing
in the wind, mingling.

North wind going shoulder-
to-shoulder with south wind.

A well candled world,
sense of balance.

Weathered shores
peopled by people

who have endured
the challenges.

As the challenges unfold,
we also prepare

for what has arrived
and what is yet to come.


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.