Epiphany – A Poem

Here. We. Stand.
In this large unlit room
cluttered with lamps
I am reaching out
with blue blind hands
Trying desperately to
better understand you
I am lead by hope,
pulling (heart) strings
No // Still nothing
Flipping switches
Mostly just broken
& then in one single
flicker of a moment
the room glows in
the finest shades of
deep golden light
& I can see where
you stand // Your side
& feel the tone
of truth in a wise world
of experienced words
I sit with thoughts
& feel their weight
in my hands, their shape
I turn their direction
this & that way to see
how they might fit-
Refusing to give in
to doubt, refusing to let
Your impatience win
As the light flickers out again.

Gretchen Leary 2013

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 30 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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One Response to Epiphany – A Poem

  1. brian miller says:

    the tone
    of truth…is very interesting…made me stop and thing on it…i can relate as well to the turning of it around and around to get the feel of it and explore all angles…doubt, i am not afraid of…it brings questions which i think can deepen faith. interesting set up of this as well gretchen…two people in the same room, without light, unable to see yet…

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