I believe in peace.
in the here and now
on our planet Earth.

in this universe
to and by which
we are connected.

I believe in peace
vis-à-vis the place
where others prefer

confusion and think
of war as a game,
a means to an end,

favoring profits
at the expense of
the anonymous many.

Watch as buildings fall.
People, so many people die,
and generations end.

Who cares who suffers as long
as profit and power are gained
and the egos of a few are fed?


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.