Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Skinny Dipping by Lauren Scharhag

The first time i went skinny dipping
i was alone at the pool it was close 
to midnight and unable to resist the lure 
of topaz water shimmering against 
summer darkness i shimmied out of my 
suit for just a few minutes because I 
wanted to know what it felt like to let 
the night caress all of me then I put 
the suit back on went inside and 
washed the chlorine from my hair.

Lauren Scharhag is the author of fourteen books, including Requiem for a Robot Dog (Cajun Mutt Press) and Languages, First and Last (Cyberwit Press). Her work has appeared in over 100 literary venues around the world. Recent honors include the Seamus Burns Creative Writing Prize, two Best of the Net nominations, and acceptance into the 2021 Antarctic Poetry Exhibition. She lives in Kansas City, MO. To learn more about her work, visit:

1 comment:

  1. I would have loved skinnying with you, dearest. Maybe we could have taken a dip together.


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