My hearts breaks.
My country, yesssss.
My country, OUR country
now appears as a pile
of disjointed puzzle pieces.

This place was never
a perfect union,
but a union that continues
to struggle with truth,
as opposed to the
where a virus has now
become a prop in a political drama.

Behold the virus transformed,
a weapon of mass destruction.


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.