sixteen years it's been precisely
chipping away at this block
key by key
function by function
careful statements bounded
by proper syntax
when finished run and run again giddy
with its predictable performance
this binary granite slowly taking form
something to respect
only to be pried away by tasks requiring
manual attention and time sliced
from threadbare wishes
to return at some later date to see
the form swallowed in its wake
grown whole
efforts unrecognizable
again a defiant naked block
review syntax
functions come later
return zero