in the midst of my adult “drama”
I heard the most perfect sound…
A child’s laughter,
Pure awe and happiness
Giddy beyond giddy
Mixed with a bit of frustration with the grown ups on the platform.
How could they continue to keep their eyes buried in newspapers
And focused on the tiny screens of their phone?
Didn’t they see?
Couldn’t they hear?
The child’s excitement was too much to contain…
The child must make them look, witness the miracle…
Their dreams were to become reality.
So with a voice
Filled with pure awe and happiness
Giddy beyond giddy
The announcement was delivered
Look, see …The train is coming!


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.