Enclosed Space

June 8

 

 

Enclosed Space

 

 

In the echo chamber it is the cymbals which cause the most pain.  The drums resound, deep and loud, but it is the crashing of brass that drives me wild.  Cotton wool and sealing wax can not put my head at ease. Resonate walls with their hollow effects create the feedback loops of hurt, like the endless reflection of parallel mirrors the sounds come back to me with relentless repetition.  Aural illusion might have been the idea, but chaos is the result and leaving the space between these ears will be, will allow, the band to play on without the benefit of my torment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Write the stories the clouds illustrate

 

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BOUQUET

I love the flowers in my garden

Their upkeep is my solemn trust

With my shears I must cut

Clear and swift the runners

Which detract from the health and structure.

When fruiting is heavy I must spare the stalk

And choose what stays and what needs to be taken

I am scrupulous in my observation of form and function

The bucolic scene thrives

The pageant of color sweeps the rows

I bend to nurture and stretch to prune

I pay over much attention to the plucking

And forget I need to bring the blooms home.

 

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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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