Ready to cause trouble
out of boredom.

The one who leers
and manipulates.

Denies her purpose
is driven by envy.

The one born empty
committed to destroying

those who were loved
and can love.

Unable to cast own shadow,
she lives to shame her mother.


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.