My first language
My first language was split
in two by a white light that
revolved around my head
like a halo -
the luminescence sparked down
like rain drops lit from within.
My first word was star,
a real white prism of light
that lead me up to a cloudless sky.
A silver and blue nebula followed
me around like a child dragging
a blanket behind her.
- Dawnell Harrison 2015
Dawnell has been published in over 240 magazines and journals including Pyrokinection, Fowl Feathered Review, Blue Pepper, Queen's Quarterly and many more. She has have had 5 books published including Voyager, The maverick posse, The fire behind my eyes, The love death, and The color red does not sleep.