To have
To have not
Shutdown the government
Hold salaries for ransom!
Black men
Will not take the blame.
Blame game stops here.
This is just another case of
White guy gone crazy!
Now that’s a crime!
So where’s the justice?

To impeach vs.
Not to impeach
Why is this still a question?
What are you waiting for?
A flood?
The next furlough?


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.