I pray to
each friend’s mom

thanking them
and God

for their

Strong, honest,
kind women

who inspire
joy, faith

and hope in
a crazy world.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet 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.