Author Archives: Gretchen Leary

About Gretchen Leary

I am 32 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.

Like Honey #Poetry

I see passion in your eyes, glimmering like golden honey, Lit like lava // simmering- in between the cracks of the unforgiving mountains that made you who you are, Learning to make more humble decisions- Healing decades of tired muscles … Continue reading

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Finding Quiet #Poetry

Turquoise liquid finger tips Tug the tide homeward, Tipping this fragile balance – As the sky’s fire falls to slumber, The stars are waking- And the hands that see the greatest depths, Woven of algae and wisdom- Paint the stillness … Continue reading

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Blue Light #Poetry

Her waves rise & fall like the ocean- a dim blue light glowing in the distance and a violin is playing, I can’t hear my own thoughts. but I hear what she’s saying This melody sounds oddly familiar- Because it … Continue reading

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Inner Child #Poetry

Soft moonlight casts a pale glow across her small face- She now knows. She is breathing deeply & that ripple of a memory of another time and place flows through me. Her calm isn’t because of any rescuer, Stronger than … Continue reading

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No Longer #Poetry

The weight of heartache sits with me tonight Like a shadow I wish I didn’t know, and though it feels like my glass has been empty for days- I still know- I can be happy, And so that’s what I’ll … Continue reading

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Good Friday #RememberThis

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Classic #Poetry

There are no words, Just a heavy intake of air, I guess I wasn’t quite prepared… Every moment with you written in my heartbeat, and has been etched forever there. There are no words. Just gratitude- Just simplicity. I feel … Continue reading

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