Here they are
and here they stand.

Front line,
in the middle,
or less visible,

that option that promises
comfort for few
at the expense of many.

All that drama
and confusion,
inflicting pain
and suffering on a nation,

created by players
believing themselves so great
they dare to challenge God.


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.