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

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. For more information, check her website at www.wendytaylorcarlisle.com.

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