Currents and Tides

by Mackenzie Li Fertig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781663224279
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781663224286

About the Book

As I write these poems and the stories of others that desperately need to be told, I find strength and desire to give others a voice that do not have one, those that have not found it yet. I write so that you may find hope and access a power in yourself that you didn’t know was there. No matter the season of life, I encourage you to find grace for yourself and confidence in your search for strength within to create something positive with what you have been given. Value yourself with your imperfections because you have a place and have much to offer with the gifts you have. It is okay to rest, to not feel okay, and be right where they are at in the moment—it is okay to be human.

The following is a compilation of poems titled “Currents and Tides”. The chapters being “Reef ”, “Low Tide”, “Rip Tide”, and “High Tide” represent landmarks in our life, the highs, struggles, and pains. Each poem in its designated chapter provides insight via stories on how to navigate the waves of that particular season in one’s life. What is your “wave”? How do you face it head-on?

About the Author

MACKENZIE LI FERTIG is a poet, writer, and author of the new book Currents and Tides. She is a fine arts educator and graduate student working towards her Masters of Science in Counseling, adding a touch of hope and a creative spark to each work. Colorful and vibrant, each poem tells a unique story, relatable and inspiring to all. Mackenzie has been a lifelong writer, creating new worlds in storytelling from an early age, some reflecting her life of being raised on the Texas- Mexico border, and living in New York City, West Texas, and Dallas, Texas. Mackenzie lives for adventure and spends a lot of time hiking outdoors, enjoying time on the island she grew up on, and traveling with her loved ones. “Stand up and sail with me, up but not away, through the currents and tides we call life”.