My friend had a poster hanging in his room once

Of all the constellations he knew.

He said, "This is the universe."


He took a pencil one day and pressed its tip to the poster

Making a tiny little mark, indistinguishable, on the paper.

He said, "This is our significance."


"I can't see anything," I said.

He laughed, but I think he was really crying, and he said,

"I know."