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Shorter Days
Lauren McBride


shorter days
ambition sinking
with the sun

This poem first appeared in The Aurorean (F/W 2018-2019).
Used here with permission.



Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. She is the author of a poetry collection for teens, Aliens, Magic, and Monsters (Hiraeth, 2023). Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.



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Lori Levy:
Great haiku.
Posted 11/02/2020 02:58 PM
michael escoubas:
Nicely done Lauren!! I continue to be amazed by the power of a good haiku.
Posted 11/02/2020 11:26 AM
Shoshauna Shy:
Yes, and we can loll about the house wearing fleece, and cocooning without justification. I love the turning inwards that comes with November. Nice poem.
Posted 11/02/2020 09:29 AM

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