She knew what kind of man she wanted.
It was him.

He knew the kind of woman he wanted,
and it was not her.

She knew that he
should be her one and only

because he was the man she seduced
every night in her dreams.

But in reality she knew
she was the woman he ignored.


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.