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 in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the author of two books, and five chapbooks, most recently They Went Down to the Beach to Play, Locofo Chaps, 2017. Her poem, "Advice" was first published in AVENUE.

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