Destin by Lauren Scharhag


White sand, black bikini,
stretchmarks shimmer
across her lower back
as she bends, lifts the baby
onto her hip,
and strolls out into the surf.

Lauren Scharhag is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry.She is the author ofUnder Julia, The Ice Dragon, The Winter Prince, West Side Girl & Other Poems, and the co-author of The Order of the Four Sons series. Her poems and short stories have appeared in over eighty journals and anthologies, including Into the Void, The American Journal of Poetry, Gambling the Aisle and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She lives in Kansas City, MO. To learn more about her work,


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