Kids being kids
looking for a place
to be themselves.

A place to speak
their truths and
be heard.

Comparing notes
and complaints about
siblings and elders.

Trying to understand
adult lingo and logic.
Looking for places

to find safety, love
and share their stories,
uninterrupted by adults.

Behold this all too
familiar phenomenon known
known as generation gaps.

Kids being kids in
a world of adults
being adults.


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.