Writer to Writer

Unidentified human with journal and pen
Engaged in staring contest with
Those damn blank pages, daring him to move his pen
Strangers offer no comfort
No eye contact
I want to help him
But I cannot find the words either!



The winter of massive discontent
Black lives still don’t matter
Drugs only became the agenda issue when
the children of the suburbs fell.
No one else matters!


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.