Early morning,
grey sky.

Chill in the air
vs. warmth under
piled blankets

What to do vs.
too much to do!

Yesterday’s to-do list
revised to meet demands
of morning’s to-do list.

Chores vs.
warmth and comfort.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.
What’s a soul to do?


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet 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.