conflicts of interests
neatly packaged/offered
as wants, wishes, prayers
from I, You, Me, Them, We, Us
So many set into motion
at any given time
Always spinning out of control:
one person’s perfect outcome,
another’s hardship/misfortune


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.