Heard the wind’s wish for Trump,
That he wakes up from an evening
Of praising the image in the mirror.
Then returns to the mirror to find
His image ran away.

Turns out reflections have feelings too!
The reflection tired of looking
At the guy looking in the mirror.
The reflection begged to be released,
but there were no takers.

The Devil doesn’t make deals
but does love irony, challenges
And a good joke.
The Devil doesn’t commit,
but rumors have circulated.

The Devil is considering a new project
Through an unlikely alliance
And considering the idea of changing
Trump’s status on Earth.

Unwhite, non English speaking,
Immigrant, missing papers,
Sitting in a detention center
With one window facing a wall.


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.