it’s been a long week.
Too tired to put words to paper.
Not enough Catholic guilt to fill a page.
The inner writer just stepped out.

The pens ran out of ink.
The pencil points shattered upon contact
With the writer’s log.
A new national holiday was birthed!

The inner writer declared,
“Time off for just getting through
Another tough week.”

According to a local source,
“No clues were found.
Just a blank sheet of paper.
The words couldn’t even leave a note!”


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.