Though made for ornament
these are used markings, used furniture,
at which for centuries sat
and thought and worked a panoply
of hands, which piled
on page after page and gigabytes of gothic wordiness.
An image clears the mind of its roughest edges.
And De-Rusto does its job as well, clarifies
whatever ambiguities remain, cleans even
the metallic trim of experience. And rather
than discarding the carpentry of generations past
we’ll use it as a stand for the new machine.