Latent semantic indexing
is authoritatively the latest thing,
the way the machines will truly
unweave what we really mean;
reducing ambiguity to a whisper
so we can be found, sold to spiders.
But think about the best moments
in your life: bet you one whole love
heart they were times that couldn’t
be bought; when the ambiguity was
roaring as she was whispering,
smiling at you; when what was
latent between you was far more
than semantic; and that is what
you will index the rest of your life vs.
Rishi Dastidar’s poetry has been published by the BBC, Financial Times and New Scientist, amongst many others. His second collection, Saffron Jack, is now available. He is also editor of The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century.