Hope in Disguise
Hope dressed in tinsel and crimson red
Waiting for Christmas
A wounded replica of the Polar Express
shining at me Should I jump on board?
I crossed so many tracks already
As the starless sky shrouds tomorrow beyond my
imagination The relentless speed makes my
bedroom shiver A train whistles indignant
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.