Before the Beginning by Megan Denese Mealor

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Narrated by Megan Denese Mealor

Before the Beginning by Megan Denese Mealor
Illustration by Sue Babcock
God without Eve: 
watercolor wanderlust
a blizzard stoked with stones

She smoothed in
vicious strokes of sea
lit reclusive hillsides
with bellflowers and begonias
etched herself at awestruck angles 
tangled Adam's warring bones
slept forgotten in the mosses
climbed and climbed forbidden skies 

Serpents sweetened and riddled
deafening star-stunned sparrows
left unfeathered, undefined


BIO: Megan Denese Mealor has been writing her entire life. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in more than two dozen publications, most recently A Long Story Short, Zombie Logic Review, and The Dying Dahlia Review. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at fifteen, Megan hopes to inspire others stigmatized by mental illness. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her fiancé and four-year-old son.