Living as a Megaphone

June 26


Living as a Megaphone



He whispers in my ear, I part my lips and let it all run out. Vacant tube of a thing, his words pour through me, nothing to stem the flow, no diversions, no catch basin.  He hides behind me, the bully that he is.  I stand with rings painted bright concentric, bold.  I am nothing; I know it and don’t need him to tell me, my inactions speak louder than his words.  He is not the one who bore right through my core; he is just the little worm who is living there secure.  I will have to purge him out to be his megaphone no more.



Protect your awareness




From the right angle a hat pin can appear

Taller then the EmpireStateBuilding

I can skew my perspective to such an extreme

Or let my disease do it to me.

I can believe myself to be other than I am

The sweetest, kindest, smartest quickest,

Smallest, slowest, lowest, meanest.

I can see myself as all this and more.

As long as I squint with one eye

And look at only half of an issue

I can play the parts and act as if

These things are true.

I can even get others to play along

I can make fantasy fact if I lower the floor

I can die in the basement, many do.

I can turn my face from science

And be the center of all that spins

Or climb the stairs to ground level.

I can turn my mind to facts and fractions

Leave my better-than, less-than universe

And see the height of everything

And stand tall with my eyes open.


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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