The Archivist

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There was the disease, and the prediction of the disease. The slaughter of animals. Restrictions against animals. The restrictions were enforced by the death birds.


Efforts were made.


Depictions of Cope show him holding snakes. There are no known snakes. Recognition becomes the fatal flaw, if viewed through the eyeglasses. We are told to depict it. Move away from it. Closer. We are told to view it.


In the cities the disease is carefully outlined with invisible water stains.