Sometimes I loose myself among the words
scattered upon the blank pages,
wondering What was written by me,
What was written by others
What was written before me,
Each time hoping I will be the first to arrive
with pen in hand to inscribe the words:
Conformity isn’t for everyone.


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.