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sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.17.2014
March 17     UNNECESSARY WORDS   I’ve spent years trying to put names on the streets in my twelfth step map, post clear signs with monikers easy to remember, themed and progressive.  But I have been wasting my time.  The map is there, no doubt, and I have seen people follow...
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Mar.15.2014
March 15       PRETTY FEET   I look at the line on my heel where I must stay vigilant with the pumice and the moisturizer.  My toes are clean and straight but nothing more.  I see my feet as passable; it’s hard for me to see them as beautiful.  Well cared for is...
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Mar.14.2014
March 14   THE FIRST FATHER     The rest of what I have to say I will slip under your gravestone if I have time after I buy that red dress.  To say I hate you is an overstatement; I only detest what I know of you, the rest I leave to other people who might have the misfortune to...
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Mar.13.2014
She sits at the table~ coffee growing cold, as she stares at her face reflected in the glass, rain streaming like tears down her cheeks. ©annettealaine 2014
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Mar.11.2014
My early morning view~ The river awash in blue  sun creates yellow circlesof light and shadows on the weathered building. Now I sit~ waiting in a sterile office, gazing across the sunlit pavement,barren wasteland of progress.  ©annettealaine 2014
sherrie-theriault's picture
Mar.11.2014
March 11       THE WALL OF PLEASANT     How quickly I am protected by a sweet smile.  A disarming countenance and a gentle phrase save my skin and psyche.  No longer do I defend my reputation as a wit or critic.  I let it all flow by.  The simpler I...
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Mar.10.2014
March 10       VOLUNTARY MUTE   I have learned I don’t have to answer just because someone asks.  I have learned to change subjects.  I have learned it is better to say nothing.  Repeating the phrase, ‘it’s just my opinion,’ followed with, ‘I could be wrong,’ has...
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Mar.09.2014
March 9       PICTURES AND FRAMES     I paint my way into the corners of the frame.  Each picture I fill diligently, color, texture, all the tricks I use.  I work hard to get the desired effect.  I hold nothing back; I put heart and hopes forward.  I...
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Mar.08.2014
I'm not sure if that's the worst review I've gotten, or the best.
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Mar.08.2014
Acid enhancement Detachment Alcohol fueled inspiration Perspiration Sweating out Truths   Create. Destroy. Reality unconfirmed Reality deniable Catalysts force action Not action unforced   These things bring Evil Fire These things bring Good Fire An ego conflagration   Judgment...