Another year passes
New year soon to arrive.

I am changing,
arriving a bit late.

More aware of my strengths
and weaknesses.

learning how to
tip the scale

to the strength side
of now,
which moves me on
to my future.


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.