Martin found his way to the mountaintop
while history proves us to be a
directionally challenged species,
a lost tribe doomed with no map or dream.
But then again who among us is patient enough
to read a map? set a direction?
Its easier to travel in circles because…
for many there a certain comfort in returning
to the starting place.


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.