The Known Universe

He pointed to the page and said
   put a sun in here, a star

something to remind your reader of the infinite.
   Put the infinite here, he said.

I didn’t think Polaris or Orion, I thought war,
which went on before and after,

throughout the known and unknown universe

A version Published in *82 (Star 82 Journal)

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Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes with both feet in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the author of four books: Reading Berryman to the Dog (2000), Discount Fireworks (2008), The Mercy of Traffic (2019) and On the Way to the Promised Land Zoo (2019) and five chapbooks.

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