September 1





I fold my reality like origami, each day a shape to suit my whim.  A dog when I feel like begging.  A horse when I want to trot away.  A pot to brew up some potion.  A penguin when I feel cold and I stand on my egg all day.  I can bend and flex, change my image, but in the end I am truly flat and lifeless, a construct of imagination, but soulless and boring.  Reality cannot be my creation made in the accordion of my mind.  Truth and breath come like the wind and I need to let them change direction and change me, too.



Turn right both ways.




Here Kitty kitty


Litter training the lynx seems like a good idea

until it is accomplished

and all concerned are less for the accomplishment.


Domesticity is a transparent cage,

which has a presence felt by all

whether loved or hated.


The air is changed and the cat stifles,

everyone is safer, so it is said,

but what are we safer from?


And what is a broken lynx,

certainly not a house cat?





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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