Laura Zucca-Scott

I’ll take my chances
by Laura Zucca-Scott

When the cold is creeping
And you can’t shake it away
You hold on to the memories
For warmth and comfort

Memories as old as humanity
Unique and tangled
Personal stories
Crashed in a heartbeat
By indifference
The silent killer

You can’t lose
If you don’t play

I’ll take my chances
On the field
Still shivering

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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