Pinocchio as a Girl

May 7



Pinocchio as a Girl




I should be painting today instead of reframing the future, an unnecessary and ephemeral job at best.  Kind of like lassoing an unborn colt, I try to put a rope around something that cannot get away.  Outcome hasn’t much to do with foregone conclusion and wouldn’t I be better mixing colors and wetting brushes than cutting slices from a pie in the sky?  But tomorrow seems more spacious than this crowded present and I con myself into believing this is a harmless trip to the fair.  I lose my light, my thought, my sight with these thieving sojourns; leaving me to creak around because all that is left is wood.







Nothing gets in the way of something






I form my query

Fold my mind

And mail it off to God

With a stamp of approval from my sponsor

The questions sent are of no great interest

But the responses are a spellbinding group

What is returned unopened

Is a wide array

The circuitous route taken by some

Is a charm of elucidation

I rub my finger over the intact seals

And marvel at the travels of the wax

I mourn over the defunct gods

And their public relations organizations

Slow is my resolve to pour over the replies

I get easily caught in lackings and shy from true contact

The equations embedded in my heart read the letters

And sing the notes; these songs are just for me

I know them like my name

I turn the envelope and see how old the postmark is



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 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: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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2 Responses to Pinocchio as a Girl

  1. rbhexem says:

    Everything gets in the way of nothing.

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