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 is a writer of fiction and poetry.Her flash fiction story “The Big Duke,” was published in September of 2015.Mentored in techniques of writing, she published several micro flash shorts the same year, including “The Plunge,” and also has short stories in the Grey Wolfe Publishing anthologies. Her book “Shorts for the Short Story Enthusiasts,” was published in the fall of 2018. 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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