I believe
in God.
I believe God
believes in me.

I hope so,
because I need
to know that
God is here

and has
provided me
with a caring
and patient

Guardian Angel
with whom
I butt heads
a lot.

I know
I can
be tough
and stubborn.

I can
and do
get in
my way.

I need an angel
with patience
and a sense
of humor.

I got lots
of stuff to do
in this place,
on this planet.

I got love
to give,
to tell,

to paint,
to learn,

to meet,
and friendships
to treasure.


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.