Future Tents

March 29




The future seeps in through the windows, like the dawn stealing across the sky.  Once I inhale it, I am out of doors, only the lightest of canvas covering me.  The opening flaps in the breeze.  The wind of unbidden things echoes off the walls of people shut out from this adventure.  I brace myself for the cutting current but am greeted by the softest of zephyrs.  I duck out.  I stand unfettered.  Lonely whispers call but I am isolated.  The scene is empty, serene and beautiful.  There are other tents, other seekers standing on other hills but they see their own futures from the vantage of their own tents and thankfully I am left to see mine.



Tape a coin to the place you sleep.



Catalog of Growth


The right seed in the right season

grows a garden of miracles for me.

I get the food for my table

or the stores for winter.


Sometimes when I’m in a Jack like predicament,

right planted seeds can provide a bean stalk

of escape from my restricted life.


I have a role to play with these wonders.

I must sort the seeds from the pebbles.

I must let the kernels out of my pocket

and into the ground.


I water when I can

and harvest what comes to fruition.

Though the best by far

is the part when I get to share the seeds.



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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