*Originally published in Drash: Northwest Mosaic, Vol V.
Joan Moritz was born in New York City but calls Seattle the home of her heart. Retired from a career crunching numbers, she now crunches words, transcribes books into braille, and sings out loud as often as possible. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, Blue Lyra, Gyroscope Review, Kosmos Journal, Poetica, and The Fourth River; and in the anthologies A Walk with Nature: Poetic Encounters that Nourish the Soul, and Riverfeet Anthology, vol 2.
Photograph by Brian Yurasits.