Faster than a damn speeding bullet
Able to kick ass a billion times my weight
I become my own hero
But even heroes need to take a break.

Some days you need a chocolate chip cookie
And other days you just need
the chocolate chips…by the spoonful!
Sometimes in silence
And Other times against a back drop
Of defiant old school vocals and wisdom
Of Billie, Aretha, Eartha, “MOMS”,
“LADY DAY, Dinah Washington, Zora, Maya
Cause kicking ass a billion times your weight
Is hard work even for a super hero!


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.