She broke into MY silence
shattered MY calm!
I loved that one moment of calm
Preferred that silence
Because It was
MY silence
MY blues, MY joy
MY past MY present MY future
MY moment
MY silence to fill with My blues
My silence interrupted by some wannabe self-appointed 1960s diva…


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.