Living in eye
of the proverbial
whirlwind,

There is
no time
to breathe.

Everything
is happening
all at once.

The Temptations’
“Ball of Confusion”
in real time.

It’s has
become the way
we live!

Never
enough time
to catch a breath.

Unable
to live
in the moment

because
the moment
disappears

the second you
are are aware
of its existence.

Feels like
you need to be
a superhero

to get the
everyday
stuff done

according to
some obscure
deadline.

We live in
a time zone where
today’s life

needs to
be done
by tomorrow.

How did this happen??
When did my hair
turn gray?

 

Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet 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.