Reframe the situation.
Beware of the human version
Of that flytrap designed to dash dreams.
Remember always that dreamers can not coexist
With those who are incapable of dreaming.

Rewrite the Paradigm.
Fly above the craziness.
Remember the mundane is comfortable
For those who lack vision.

And understand there is comfort
In repeating injustice
But comfort is costly
And you can not afford
The visible and hidden costs
of letting things “just be.”


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.