My window
frames perfection.

The ever changing view
of tree branches

surrounding a

worn porch
of triple a decker

propped against
a grey fall sky.

Only sounds
at this hour


and excited

of children
walking to school.

Life is good.


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.