Winter recedes its frosty tendrils
under the blanket of Zephyrus’ gentle breath
which warms the world under the springtime sun
carrying birdsong on each exhale
to fill the silence that melted with the snow.
As the west winds wind and whisper
they whisk away the memories of the chill
knocking on the earthen mounds
to wake the seeds from their winter slumber
in preparation for new growth.
McKenzie Richardson lives in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently, her stories have been published in anthologies from Eerie River Publishing, Black Hare Press, and Iron Faerie Publishing.
When not writing, she can usually be found in her book hoard, reading or just looking at her shelves longingly.