A grid thrown over a snapshot
helps the art student sketch
and enlarge the image it depicts:
A badger burying the carcass
of a cow. When finished,
the student submits her work.
The instructor returns it. A.
Time. Forgetfulness. The end
of civilization. Eons hence,
the sketch is recovered, a burn
in a layer of the technosphere, &
after study displayed under glass.
A placard, white font on black slate,
accompanies the object, to help
museumgoers along the way:
"Unknown species tends to another
unknown species. Artist unknown.
Method of composition unknown."