Behold the numbers
of people in mourning,
grieving losses in the midst
of man-made chaos,
where we have found ourselves now,
as in every now.

Who decided the women should be
the only ones responsible
for mourning the losses
of life and spirit induced by wars?
Perhaps had the women not been so brave,
the men would have been wiser.


And now a Bamboozled flashback from December 6, 2009.


A Very Very Trump Christmas

Santa and Elves stopped at the border.
Santa couldn’t present documentation
verifying citizenship!

Rudolf is hiding in fear of his life.
The restrictions on reindeer hunting
have been lifted!

And a warning had been issued
prohibiting parents to name their sons Jesus
’cause it just doesn’t sound American!


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.