Laura Celise Lippman is a retired family physician who lives in Seattle, Wa. She explores tide pools, forests, and mountain meadows looking for interesting creatures and she writes poems. Her work has appeared in Pontoon, Mobius, a Journal of Social Change and many other journals. She recently assembled her poetry and published an anthology called Writing While Masked; Observations on 2020, with her writing group. It will be republished by the WSU press under its new Basalt imprimatur in 2021.