Code without tests,
lines that can’t be changed.
Commands in Latin, left by
9th Legion system administrators.
A layer of dark code,
running within Roman walls.
Lines added to the cityscape by
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.
Digital city, running on analogue.