Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Origins of Wednesday xv: metadata

      Set of data that describes
      and gives meaning to other

      We were born to a world in
      which the presumptions of
      this neologism would have 
      been deemed untrustworthy,
      on their face. There is no
      algorithm capable of that

      A hypothesis, you say. So
      was the soccer moms' argu-
      ment for barring time.

      Power must always dread,
      one day its claimants
      will, themselves, repudi-
      ate it: mature, reclaim
      risk. Apostasy, peres-
      troika, dreaming aloud,
      the testimony of shells,
      the cry of shore birds,
      always come at low tide.

      But they're there.


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