A mundane trip on the train
transformed by a stranger
who gently tapped my elbow
and whispered
‘before I never see you again
I have to tell you, I love your style”


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.