Mona Mehas (she/her) writes about growing up poor, accumulating grief, and climate change. A disabled, retired teacher in Indiana, she’s at her laptop most days with two old cats as chaperones. Previously, Mona used the pseudonym, Patience Young. She’s published in Moments Between, Backwards Trajectory, Loft Books, Last Stanza Poetry Journal Issue 9, and others. During the early pandemic she watched every Star Trek show and movie in chronological order and many online concerts. Follow on Twitter @Patienc77732097 or linktr.ee/monaiv.