“Two weeks ago things were still slow, but nobody had any idea that anything like closures would happen for anybody,” says Kary Wayson, a Seattle poet who lost her waitress job of almost 16 years. “I don’t question the decision on (the owner’s) part at all. It’s just … the situation.”

“Two weeks ago things were still slow, but nobody had any idea that anything like closures would happen for anybody,” says Kary Wayson, a Seattle poet who lost her waitress job of almost 16 years. “I don’t question the decision on (the owner’s) part at all. It’s just … the situation.”