Just realized we have not
heard from the Pope.

Thought the Pontiff
would talk about caring,

compassion and humanity.
But Rome remains quiet.

Anticipated the Dali Lama
would provide words

to ease our pain, wisdom
to make sense from mayhem.

But Tibet is silent,
no assurance from Tibet.

Religious and spiritual leaders silent.
This is Not a good sign.


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 appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.