Dedicated to bullies and bitches everywhere

In their minds they were hipster cool,
thinking people wanted to be them,
which was a half truth.

In fact, their brand had limited appeal
for those among their small
“chosen” group of followers.

Odd folks aspiring to
a peculiar brand of coolness,
which in fact eluded them.

They were cruel beings
who would grow to be adults
with little minds.

Beings who craved
that certain level of coolness
which had avoided them in youth.

Sadly, the best they could hope for
was a borderline cool status,
forever doomed to mediocrity!


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 appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.