When does living the dream
become the dream?
When it’s your dream
or a legacy from a generation
twice removed?

Quiet as its kept
it depends on the source:
inner inspired or outer inflicted?
Your dream not to be confused
with the dreams birthed by
someone other than you
may be mismatched/displaced/replaced.
Warning: dreams and dreamers turn bitter
when ownership is unclear.


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.