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  You could have a big dipper   

A poem by Claire Taylor

I Can’t Decide if I Want a Second Child, So I Wait for the Universe to Send Me a Sign

out of nowhere

my four-year-old says he wants a baby

“a little sister” he adds

and I go silent

the only sound is the scream of

cicadas lining every tree branch




Claire Taylor (she/her) is a writer in Baltimore, MD. Her micro-chapbook, A History of Rats, is forthcoming from Ghost City Press. You can find Claire online at and Twitter @ClaireM_Taylor.

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