why me?
why not pass the day on to someone else?
Was it just Fate
Or a case of mistaken soul identity?
Did I make a wrong turn?
Was I standing in the wrong place \
At the wrong time?
Was it something I was wearing
Or something I said?
A week later, I looked up to heaven
and asked again, Why me? Why now?


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.