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Asking After the Past

by Wendy Taylor Carlisle

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives and writes in the Ozarks. She is the author of three books, Reading Berryman to the Dog, Discount Fireworks, and The Mercy of Traffic and five chapbooks. Find her poems in print and on the web. For more information, check her website at

Lead image: “Clam bar” *with edits* (via Flickr user Ian Crowther)