a.k.a. The Battle of the Blondes

The debate, that debate.
a predictable nightmare.

Joe vs Donald,
same ole’ same ol’,

posturing, shouting
on the ol’ white boy network

on prime time TV
for all to see.

Grumpy old guys
spar in a padded room!

Trump did
what he does best,

channeled bigots’ fear
for his own gain.

And Joe, well,
he was Joe.

We al needed
a station break,

hearing Kamala Harris,
the only voice of sanity

and strength
in the here and now.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
is well loved and missed.

But then again,
who better

to make our case
before God?


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.