Chapter 1

It happened,
one second birthing,
something we hoped
would never be.
Redefining us,
pushing us
into a place
we thought we could
Forcing us
to see each other
perhaps for
the first time
or not.


Chapter 2

Liars will never speak truth,
as lies are all they know.
Committed to self preservation,
their words and actions will never match.
They answer to something higher.
Their egos, which can not bear
to be ignored.
Degrees and job titles
do not always reveal
their true purpose.
For these individuals,
intentions are cheap.
It is not who they help,
but who they hinder.


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.