Winter fruit—
less sweet, more sturdy
—doesn’t tempt
the palate like
summer’s fragile offerings.

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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. She is also a co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (

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