Frequency Shift, Dan Thompson

26 July, 2019

Legacy code.

Code without tests,

lines that can’t be changed.

Commands in Latin, left by

9th Legion system administrators.

A layer of dark code,

purposeless, unexplainable.

Early-Christian script,

running within Roman walls.


Lines added to the cityscape by

Scandanavian hackers.

Mint Street currency miners.

Hand-in-hand, Danish – English.


And at the centre, twin core,

solid chunks of code, unbreakable.

Cathedral. Castle. Church. State.


Programmed in stone,

threaded with copper wire,

1943 transistors from Birkett’s.


Coded stories,

layered tradition,

folk memory.


Frequencies shift.


Digital city, running on analogue.


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