Seeking Single Black Person
to maintain liberal vibe in community.

Families need not apply,
single individuals preferred.

Renters status available only. Additional
Qualifications: Must look and sound Black.

Visitor quota: no more than one Black friend
twice a month, who must also sound real Black.

Must be a registered Democrat with a hint
of militant and/or criminal inclination.

Must be polite, cordial but not too visible.
Now everybody just sign on the dotted line.


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.