Spring break isn’t for kids anymore.
It has become a national policy.
2016 to be remembered as the year
Animal House (the movie)
went from the big screen to the White House
While the White House regained the coveted
Whitest House on the Block award
And the cherished tradition and commitment
Of whitehousing the White House
Was reinstated. But at what costs?
Suddenly the phrase There goes the neighborhood+
Has a new meaning.
And lower those expectations
About that “environmental thing.”
I mean what can you expect from a guy
Who thinks “climate control”
Is all about chasing strippers named Stormy!


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.