Writers’ Lament

It’s Friday.
I’ve been up for hours

trying to wait for today.
I think too much.

My mind is always on.
Where are the answers?


Oh Poor Me

I admit I have gone
into Oh poor me time.

Sadly, I’ve become
the central figure

of my own bad luck story,
my own worst enemy,

rummaging thru the past,
waiting to be discovered.

The reality is, I need
to discover me

instead of fighting myself,
waiting to be found.


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.