By Edward Butscher

It is an unversed universe I most fear

as it shrugs off its petrified trilobites

and a rust-savaged red wagon

with childish carelessness,

their small, dreamy owner

evanescing into a mist

over Flushing Bay.


Edward Butscher is the author of first biographies of Sylvia Plath and Conrad Aiken, as well as shorter books on Adelaide Crapsey and Peter Wild, much criticism, and several books of poems, most recently, Eros Descending.

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