There he is…a vision of cool,
Panama hat creating
mysterious silhouette,
loose white collared shirt spilling onto
thick woven khaki linen pants
which partially conceal
blood red socks that pour
into rich brown shoes.
I am breathless and confused…
These words are easier to write
than to say or ponder
my vision of cool.


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.