It is amazing
how our bodies
can adapt.

Most times
faster than
we realize.

I was
back home
in no time.

Didn’t have
a moment
to grasp

the wonder
of a miracle
that would

allow me
to move
through life

with more ease,
and joy.

I thank God
for moving us
to possibilities

we might
have missed
if we ever

gave in to
fears, doubts,

Now, gifted
with awareness
and spirit,

I prepare to
embrace life
with more

love, care,
and joy.

will be
a struggle

as I recall
the warnings
of ancestors.

Be wary:
and trusting

are not fruits
born from
the same tree.


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.