Radici di Vetro – A Poem

Long pale piano fingers
stroke and linger in
the seaside sand
Unsure of what roots
she could possibly find
or plant in such a place

As an icy breeze
brushes her face
taken by surprise
she opens her eyes,
and finds an angry sky

and braces for a rumble
that rattles through
her hands and knees
& her seemingly useless key
tumbles down

as she scrambles now
desperately seeking
some place safe
and finds a small cave
to sit and watch the waves

The clouds roar and
hover closer as the
first bright bolt
of heaven’s heat
boldly lights the sky

And in a flash she sees her key
sitting like gold in the sand
Just as a single bolt of violet strikes

And just as quickly as it came
the summer storm soon passed
as she excitedly crawled
to the spot her key had sat

She starts digging fast
Unearthing the proof
the simplest of truths
she had been seeking
Home sweet home at last…

She finds her roots in glass


About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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12 Responses to Radici di Vetro – A Poem

  1. Your poetry is a delight of pure wonders and crafted imagery.

    Bravo! 🙂

  2. Grace says:

    I like that finding of the key, home sweet home at last ~ Finding roots, the message resonates with me ~ Hope you are well Gretchen ~

  3. PenPaperPad says:

    Very concrete writing here.

  4. Mary says:

    Love the ending of this, Gretchen. It is always good to be HOME.

  5. brian miller says:

    nice…pretty cool journey in this…glass houses….def freedom on being that open…i do love that treasure is home…and sometimes it takes storms for us to be able to see that…smiles.

  6. claudia says:

    finding her roots in glass… i find that fascinating..also how she finds them… ah it is good to find those roots…

  7. Finding roots – the key – and through the storm.. the paralell between the root and the key carries a good symbolic value..

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