Early Morning

hemlocks emerge
from the fog
like lanky demons,
horns askew
& tearing at the
nascent air

Brandy McKenzie

 

Brandy McKenzie has published poems in more than three dozen literary magazines, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and worked on the editorial boards of three different nationally distributed literary magazines. These days, she mostly works as a paralegal, teaches critical thinking and writing to community college students, and tries to provoke conversation about the alternate history she’s sure we’re entering like some sort of waking dream.)