Golden Woman – Poem by Lisa Scuderi-Burkimsher

The golden shine, once her hair,
long lost to age, silver and white.

The family stories of the old summer house,
children playing, and swimming,
long forgotten.

Sunday dinner, the savory taste of roast beef,
never cooked again.

The love of Christmas, colorful lights,
and decorations, unnoticed.
Presents unopened under the glittery tree.

A generous heart for the love of family,
a gift gone forever, destroyed by dementia.

Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher

Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. Her love of writing came from her love of reading. She took online writing courses to hone her skill and is currently involved with an online writing critique group and a fiction book club. Her flash fiction story “The Big Duke,” was published in September of 2015. She had several micro flash pieces published the same year, including “The Plunge.” She also has flash stories in Whitesboro Writers anthologies (Winter Writes and Halloween Musings & Amusings) and Grey Wolfe Publishing anthologies. Lisa currently resides on Long Island, New York with her husband, Rick, and her little dogs, Lucy Lu and Breanna Sue.

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