May 17







Why is it that I store undies I never wear in my panty drawer and leave no room for my favorites?  Why is it that I have things in cupboards that have not seen the light of day in years, but they are kept as sacred?  I don’t use my storage for me it is saved for obligation to inherited obsession.  I live on the fringes of the only life I have; I didn’t question this, didn’t see it for what it really is. I don’t live in my skin only my head.  I don’t enjoy today only plan for tomorrow.  After years at this address it is time for me to move in.  The mortgage is more than paid; it is time to spend my inheritance.







Be kind when you win; be kind when you lose






I turn and spin, the world flashes as I go.

I am erect, proud of my self-possession.

I can stand the forces of vector rotation

Public opinion and gravity.

Sobriety has made a dancer out of me.

I sprint the stage and take my place.

I know the moves and trust, as best I can

The choreographer and choreography

I feel the wind move on my body as I revolve

The blur of existence spreads out before me

I can let it pass

To spot myself and keep my upright posture

The only place that requires my clear and unobstructed view

Is the line of sight from my sponsors eyes to mine.



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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