A = w X h
The area of a rectangle
equals its width times its height.
My universe is as wide as my eyes can see
but twice as high. It soars over mountains
and reaches upward to the heavens.
It stretches all the way to the oak tree that,
when viewed from a distance, seems to grow
across the road.
At the other side the width of my universe
is bounded by river. It is a quiet biosphere,
peaceful and unhurried.
No one is hungry, tortured or enslaved.
War has never touched these shores
in my time.
Just for tonight
I will not read the paper.