* Italicized lines from Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer, copyright © 2003. Reprinted with permission of Oregon State University Press.
Poem by Meg Freer
Photograph “Moss Covered Limestone” by Meg Freer
Meg Freer grew up in Montana and lives in Ontario. She has worked as an editor and currently teaches piano and music history. She enjoys taking photos, being outdoors year-round, and wishes she had more time for writing poetry. Her writing has been published in various journals and anthologies.