June 10








I was waiting for a magic person and then you appeared.  I was dazzled; I was under your spell.  In an attempt to prove myself,  your natural assistant, I sawed me in two.  Then I stepped into the vanishing cabinet and promptly disappeared.  I was not wrong to see the miraculous in you, but I never looked from your visage once you arrived.  The world around me melted at your entrance and I flowed down the drain along with it.  I somehow expected a response from you, but why respond to an empty room?  So, I will plug back into myself and power up.  Power draws power and I will see if I can draw you once again.






Keep a truce on hand for later use






Risers and runners lift from where I stand

Here I make my decision

I climb and face the challenges of my life

Each new test returns me to this square

The steps ascend in every direction

No matter how many times I have scaled this set of twelve

I must start anew with even the slightest change of direction

Like facets on a diamonds base

The flights emerge from the tiny base

And hold the world of possibilities

Within their meticulous surface

I look into these precious mirrors

To see who I am and where to go

Though none of this would be possible

Without a place to stand.



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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