Gold vs Silver

Social Security isn’t so secure.
The market value on those golden years dropped.
Golden years down to silver status.
“Golden Girls” now “Silver Singles.”
What happened?


When is a Mattress Commerical Not Just a Mattress Commerical
Tribute to the Purple Mattress

I. The Neighbors

Mattress so great
the neighbors who ignored you for years
now fight to sleep in your bed…without you.
Mattress appeal over sex appeal!
“They” want you for your bed not your body.

II. Families Reunited

The Dad appears at the home of the son
He abandoned thirty years ago
Returns not out of love.
its just that he hasn’t had
A good night’s sleep since he left!?!
That’s not a mattress quality issue.
That’s denial.


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.