Bearing the rider of shadows, bring blackness beyond measure,
muscles straining with the effort of your nightly endeavor
frosted mane dancing against darkening sky
like moon beans, its curls and waves tuck us in tight
snowy strands protecting against winter’s harsh bite.
Ride on through blackness, prepare the world for sleep
hooves crack against stars as foam falls at your feet
dew descends upon earth, freezing in these chilling months
bring on the darkness, my Hrímfaxi, your work is nearly done
and when the night is over, Skinfaxi will bring the sun.
McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Recently, her work has been featuring in various anthologies through Black Hare Press, Iron Faerie Publishing, Dragon Soul Press, and Eerie River Publishing. She has also published a middle-grade novel, Heartstrings, as well as a poetry collaboration with Casey Renee Kiser, 433 Lighted Way.