Black Anecdote by Andrew Seguin


Seguin’s vision partakes of mysteries with their own pristine logic, space as imagined by Magritte or de Chirico. At the same time— and like those artists—his illusions depend on a firm sense of the real. There’s an empirical justness to his image-making.

—Rosanna Warren

For The Afterlife

The bag is small, but fits a dictionary
thick enough to never decompose.
Plus some bread, a wedge of cheddar,
my pocketknife. There’s a vial
of light as it was on the coast.
An empty frame I can look through
for pictures. Blank pages, a green pen
to make things grow, and a kazoo
to let them know I’m coming.

All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of the author.

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