We be in need
of a peaceful retreat.

No crowds or extreme heat.
We need to be somewhere.

In a place,
to catch a breath,

regain the balance,
recharge our well worn souls.

We need to be anywhere
breezes are silent and humbled.

You see we are
the ones seeking words,

always looking
for open minds,

searching for
wayward dreams.


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.