Delilah was his altar, his pyrexia, 
his bottomless pyre. 
Her gambled glamour was 
wild lilac quelling quaking trees
through terraces of fruitless coulees. 

Alone she could assuage his aptitude,
eclipsing genesis. 

Her peregrine prowess humbled 
cloven poachers and penurious priests.
Volcanic vipers writhed in the lithe of her limbs. 
No man could withstand the herald of her hipline,
nor the rush of flustered lips so artfully opined. 

She could smooth her limber graze through his vainglory 
for all the moondaze through.

Previously published in The Furious Gazelle, May 2018

Megan Denese Mealor

Megan Denese Mealor resides in her native land of Jacksonville, Florida. A survivor of bipolar disorder, she often incorporates her kaleidoscopic emotions into her writing. Her work has been featured in literary journals worldwide, most recently in Spillwords, Eunoia Review, and The Stray Branch. Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, Megan has authored two full-length poetry collections: "Bipolar Lexicon" (Unsolicited Press) and "Blatherskite" (Clare Songbirds). Currently, Megan is studying English at the University of North Florida while caring for her autistic son. She, her family, and three cats occupy a cavernous, yet cozy townhouse ornamented with ads for Victorian inventions.