Halfway Home

June 30




Halfway Home



Too far to turn back to the origin, not quite close enough to my destination; I am halfway home.  I sometimes forget where I have come from, forget too where I’m bound.  I gently remind myself I’m making progress no matter what I know.  I am not where I started, not where I am going, but I am not without.  There is plenty to do and much to look forward to.  I lift my feet one at a time, left then right.  I try to keep the steps equally spaced, to prevent past curves and circles.  Lost is not as bad as it sounds though I do dream of clarity, stone free shoes and a home cooked meal when I arrive.







Appreciate the bridges in your life






When I am grabbed by the extremity of my thinking

I drop my mind like a reptilian tail.

My feet believe they are in no need of my brain in order to run

Independent flight is the action of the day.

Far from the time and place of my dissection

I find regrowth the problem to be solved.

Unlike a salamanders toe

Can I regenerate my wits to their former ability

Or must I live out my existence with a docked psyche?

My desire curls like a python

But I dream of becoming a phoenix.



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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One Response to Halfway Home

  1. Awesome stuff, really enjoyed reading your poem 🙂

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