Flaw in Snow

November 30






Waiting for snow.  Waiting for cold fingers, slick roads, warm beds, reading by firelight.  Waiting for the proof of lack of control.  Waiting itself proves lack of control.  I can dance the snow dance and refuse to buy new shovels, hang out laundry, put out every manner of storm tempters; still I cannot force the hand of nature.  I must sit with my crystalline optimism and endure these cloudless skies.  There will be snow, it will fall somewhere, but I mustn’t grow overanxious ‘cause it may never snow in Miami.



Treat yourself with learning.


My Most Important Meal



Sweet potato pudding sits on the plate;

I sit in my place and wield my spoon

until the plate is clean.

I’m fed, my day begins.


If this is the best part of my day,

life is still sweet and fine.

Time skips its way through and I meet and greet

the splendid and the few.


Picking my way, the raindrops step aside;

I am gratified, though I never mind the rain.

When the mud has settled and my bed calls me home;

I look back to the start of the day

and pray to begin the next one the very same way.




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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