by Michele Mekel

Summer fruit sundered. 

Gently thumbed rents reveal flesh—

overripe, swollen—

like her sex, trickling pungent 

nectar at the least caress.


Michele Mekel is a writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; witch and woman. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She is also a co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (viralimaginations.psu.edu). Michele can be found on Instagram @ShaktiEnergy.

Preview image by Arizona Smith. IG: @arizonathecat