La Loba

Silver leaf and light,
midwinter’s Hunger Moon stirs
lupine memories.

[Michele Mekel wears many hats: bioethicist, educator, poetess, cat herder, witch, and woman. Her work appears in academic and creative publications, and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, nominated for Best of the Net, and translated into Cherokee. She is co-principal investigator of Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 (]