Feels like days
move at a slower pace
than the weekends

and winter arrives
too soon
and spring too late.

Wishing that
as I get older
I would get wiser,

to love
and be loved

and find shelter
in those places
that would keep

my heart
and secrets


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.