Silenced

Words die on my tongue—

a graveyard between my teeth,

all I didn’t say.

Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. With more than 125 poems published, her work has appeared invarious academic and creative publications, including being featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and nominated for Best of the Net.