First Day Among Humans by Lauren McBride


he heard
a mom say
“time for baby’s
young shapeshifter
changed too    screams
still haunt

(This poem, a saturne binary, first appeared in Scifaikuest, online edition, August 2021.)

Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the SFPA. Nominated for the Best of the Net, Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards, her poetry has appeared in dozens of publications including Asimov’s, Silver Blade, and Fantasy & Science Fiction. She enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for troops.

Published 5/5/22