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sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.15.2014
February 15   SHAME   I push shame around my plate like a chunk of spoiled meat, the toxins leaching to every interface and cavity.  With an inverse half-life, the lethal substance grows, reinforcing, sending runners and tendrils to worlds known and those yet undiscovered.  I...
nancybrady's picture
Feb.14.2014
Just a few little reflections that have crossed my mind lately and thus wanted to get out of my head. First, an update to my hair-story. Basically, as I have mentioned before, I don't have the genetic makeup to spend a great deal of time on my hair.  Nor do I want to (again, part of that...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.14.2014
February 14     TRAVELING PICTURES   I parked next to a beaten little import.  The well of the passenger’s side was filled with empty sport-drink bottles and cans from soda.  The dashboard was a shrine: three taped photographs, one of a young man and young woman, one of the...
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Feb.13.2014
February 13     NIGHT FLIGHT   The small log shape with large wings passed the windshield of my moving car without collision, due to meticulous calculation and correction in a night sky.  Silent passage… swift and meaningful, the owl lives as it knows how.  I was not born...
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Feb.12.2014
February 12     MY TALE   I must be my own tattletale.  I must give my sponsor bullets to shoot down my disease.  Anything I protect and nurture will grow and overtake me.  It is up to me to choose if I will feed my ailment or my health.  My life will be consumed...
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Feb.11.2014
No matter who you are or where you live or what you drive or whether you thought The English Patient or Anchorman 2 the funnier movie, it is time to take a stand on plastic bread. Here’s a hint: most of us are against it. Formaldehyde rinsed coffee beans? Not big fans. Flame retardants in our...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.11.2014
February 11     UNIFIED THEORY   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...
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Feb.10.2014
February 10       FORGIVENESS   “Forgiveness is not something to force on people like unwanted coffee,” says my sponsor. Everyone tells me forgive, forgive, forgive. “These are the same folks who said, ‘stay and have another drink.’  It is only appropriate to forgive people...
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Feb.09.2014
Today is one of those Sundays—one of those rare times when all the chores are done—the meals for the week are planned and the groceries are stacked in the larder. Larder? Gross. Anyway, it's not another manic Sunday, that's for sure. No football to watch, no soccer to coach, even the Olympics don'...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Feb.09.2014
February 9     READY   Ready or not here it comes: life on terms of its own.  Bracing for the onslaught of gravity I grip too well the implements of past days.  Fearing the pressure, I lay in my shallow grave, the ground having been scooped out by hand.  Withering from...