An Ohio resident since 1976, Kathie Houchens is a poet, artist, and an explorer of nature. She writes as a way to stay grounded, to distill experience, and to see with new eyes. Kathie co-authored Around the Table: Poems by Four Women with Anna Soter.
In her poem, ‘Breath,’ Kathie processes the emotional stress that we all faced during the pandemic, and she finds solace in nature – in the trees!
You can also find the poem in this MS Word accessible document: Breath.