born in a poor neighborhood
brown skin, hair of wooly sheep,
found work as a carpenter, paid hourly, no benefits,
hung out with a bunch of guys and one woman with “a reputation”
spoke the word in spoken word
nailed to a cross
refused to die
went home to his father
Won’t be passing our way again…for awhile!


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.