Frigg | Fall/Winter 2023/24 | Cemetery | Scott Garson
Cemetery Scott Garson
The dead get privileges once a year and seem not to know what to do with themselves. A boy in breeches sits in a tree, kicking his legs in moonlight. A woman watches the bell of her dress as she turns. An old man tries a handstand. Do they feel that they have all the time in the world? Maybe they don’t really think about that. They just loll, like anyone else might do on a warm, forgettable night.
Scott Garsons Comments
Initially I grouped these micros into sets of nine. The first ones to be published came out that way—in nine-sets at Electric Literature and Okay Donkey. “Cemetery” and “Show” are from the third nine-set, which was one of my favorites. But I moved away from the nine-set idea, who knows why. Now, “Cemetery” feels like a cornerstone of the manuscript itself, which is called “Stories of Life and Death.”