Trying to be
the better part
of a life
filled with joy.

to do my best
wherever I am.
This is my mission.

To be
all I can
in this

To reach for
the sun,
and stars.

To be
that which
gives light
and hope.


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.