Laura Zucca-Scott

Sparrows in the storm

Snow feels different these days
Landing on my face
It almost burns
And I like the feeling

I wish I could spend all day
Basking in this sensation
Maybe hurt but not beaten
Maybe cold, yet a fighter again

Sparrows hide under friendly eaves
Timid witnesses to the winter’s wrath
They patiently wait for better days
When they will spread their wings again

I look back at them as the day presses on
I understand
They know
Snow feels different some days

Laura regards reading and writing as essential elements of life. She is a bilingual writer and her poems have been published online and in several anthologies of poetry both in the United States and in Italy. One of her poems appeared in the “Beatitude Golden Anniversary 1959-2009” anthology. Laura has also been the recipient of several awards including the International Literary Honor Plaque “Florence, Capital of Europe.” Laura is currently a full time professor at Blackburn College where she is a regular contributor to the “Vortex,” the college’s literary journal.


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