Those actuarial ants,
they tug us down
to their mezzanine cellar,
back-stocked with labelled stacks
of noteworthy facts1

1 and afterthoughts

Those crass masters
of terse
and merciless detail,
submerged like inelegant royals
such as Prince John2

2 died of epilepsy 1919

Those nano-distractors,
in point of factors,
their inferior complex
deep-wracked with biblio

3 see further below

Those avid dusters
and uncorkers
of learned sources,
the Aeneid and Euclid,
and Ovid4

4 and Ibid

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