and angst

seem to
hit suddenly.

Can’t recall
where the mind

wandered at that
moment prior

to the arrival
of panic.

Self doubt
just seems

to implode
at random.

Fears temporarily
buried in some

crevice of
your soul


by a ghost
you thought

long ago.

Understand what
must be done.

You have
no choice

but to ask
Heaven for help.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet 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.