Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Codex

What remains is less than half of what was:
your philosopher wrote it after swimming – 
mostly backstroke, which explains quite a lot, and the crawl
for half a length – in a matchstick-man code
typeset in a font of his own invention,
and each portion laid out in your scribble,
your left-handed flourish and swirl, within
which the letters tastily turn on a sixpence,
reveal more of the man than his dense empiricism,
which every beginner in epistemology learns.

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