They gather with candles and signs,
Protesting a war, taxes, pollution or some “ism”.
Watch them find their protester ‘personae’
chanting “HELL NO we won’t go!”
Eventually the chants are transformed into
casual catch-up conversations about
family, work and body aches.
Are they marching or just jogging in place?


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 in Oddball Magazine.