new growth | McKenzie Richardson

the sun peeks out through mist and haze
but still it is there
despite what the cold, barren winter sky suggests
its presence is undeniable
its warmth begins to creep into frozen things
the dirt starts to thaw
allowing us to push our way up to greet the sun
to take root
and breath the air we have so longed for
finally, I grow.


McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently, her stories are featured in Black Hare Press’ drabble anthologies, Hate and Oceans, as well as Dragon Soul Press’ anthology, Reign of Queens, to be published later this year. Her stories and poetry have also been featured in many collections through Dreaming Spirit Press. McKenzie has published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, available on Amazon, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way. She is currently working toward a master’s in Library Science.
For more updates, follow her on:
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/mckenzielrichardson/
Blog: http://www.craft-cycle.com

Originally posted on the site: 30/03/2020


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