The pandemic didn’t
slow our lives down.
It threw us into a whirlwind,
each day feeling on edge.

Suddenly there was either
too much or too little time
to speak or write.
Better that we learn to listen


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.