52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Friday, March 31, 2017

26. Grid

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."

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