Unified Theory

February 11





When I build the circuit correctly the light comes on.  When I heal the shards together the bell rings.  If I am meticulous and attentive, if the world is gracious and bares herself to my mind, I will see how everything fits.  I know the reflexive nature of things, and the way life folds one thing inside the other.  Whale song is a long slow underwater birdcall.  Moon rise, sun rise, then the moon again.  The universe works without my interference but also without my complete understanding.  I am learning how to be a part of this beautiful maze; I long to comprehend it.  The weeds are trying to take back the city.  If I lay down maybe they will take me back, too.  If I keep my eyes open I might see it all unfold.  Conception without is my desire within.




Make emotional bouquets for your mind.




All I have are these two hands

I can not lift the world

All I have are these two legs

I can not flee the hoards

All I have is this one heart

though need and want prevail

All that’s left is this one mind

to try to tell this tale.

Everything in this bright orb

is there for me to see

Everything laid out before me

all that I can be

Everything that I perceive as wrong

and know it in my heart

Everything I think to touch

and change believing it’s my art

Once I take the giant reins

acceptance escapes the scene

Once the fates are in my grasp

chaos is the theme

Once the sight of my right place

is lost from in my mind

Once I try to fill the great big shoes

is the day that I go blind.



You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault




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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2 Responses to Unified Theory

  1. Lewis Cave says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. I hope you enjoy your journey through this maze!

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