Awaken | McKenzie Richardson

Wipe the sleep from your eyes
warm wind whispers hello
straighten out your back
each vertebra cracks
to the sound of melting snow.

Step out of the darkness
squint into splendid sun
let your toes uncurl
your petals unfurl
sensing winter now is done.


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

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