I can not rest.
Too much to do!

Poems and stories
to be written.

Gathering and sifting
thru words and ideas.

Finding which word
would fit in which space.

Birthing ideas,
mixing colors.

See what appears
on paper now.

My poems
are my paintings.

And my paintings
be my poems!


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.