Poem: Like Every Other Place

By Sister Marcia Kruse, ASC

Sister Marcia has traveled far and wide, including the places mentioned below. She’s most recently moved to Rome, Italy, to learn Italian. She wrote a poem about her experiences.


Rome is like every place else.

It is like Bolivia
It’s far away from home
People squint when you speak their language
You wear your winter coat inside the house
You mop with a broom and a rag
Crossing the street is perilous
You hang your clothes outside to dry

It’s like China
Un-understandable store signs
Different plumbing
Unusual foods
Lots of smog
People wear red,