This Night

This night I just want to sleep
Tomorrow morning, I want to wake up well rested.
There is no need to disturb God.
After all, how can it possibly be a sin to pray
For challenge-free tomorrows??!


Most Times

Most times its not you.
Despite their cheap overstated diagnosis
Sometimes its really them and their damn paranoia.


As Long

As long as we don’t say the words
Or provide the education
We can feel secure that there is no problem.


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.