Harvest Timing

September 9

 

HARVEST TIMING

 

 

The harvest fits in the growing season and the oak fits inside the acorn.  My sober mind fits right in my sober time.  The soul of everything rubs across the hind leg of a cricket to sing.  The infinite machinery of the universe spins but you stand there questioning the existence of a Higher Power.  Well, that’s who you are, but I have only one question for you.  Who else could have made all the best tomatoes come from Jersey?

 

 

Catch rain on your face.

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Barnum, Bailey & Me

When I wake to find a whip and a chair by the side of my bed

I know I am in for a circus of a day

and the tears of this clown will not change a thing.

I ready myself for the tightrope walk

and watch out for stray elephants.

All the trained poodles in the world

can’t make this into a day in the park.

Painted ponies prance through their paces;

I try to stick to my own act,

meanwhile remembering that no matter how difficult

these routines may be it still beats a seat in the stands.

 

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About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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