Bad Day

So occupied with the bleak
I missed the iris blossom in my garden


Modern Romance

Today’s couples share music via iPod:
one ear plug for you and one for me.
It was so much better in the ole days when couples held hands.



Eyes focused on tiny screens,
hands delicately and deliberately wrapped around the latest cell phone…
Have you noticed?
We cradle our phones in our hands the way we once held our prayers and hopes.


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 now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.