For some a bench is just a seat
a convenience
an opportunity to rest, read, catch a breath
the half way mark between specific destinations

For others a bench is the
the safest place,
the warmest place
the only place when half way marks
and specific destinations
are not options
and having no options has become
a sign of the times


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.