NaPoWriMo – April 4 – “Cipher”

Sometimes I feel like
The Point
Of poetry is to be cryptic
So that you don’t know what I’m
Talking about
A poem is a ciphertext
And the decryption algorithm
And key
Are both stored in my mind
But you can brute-force my poem
Try possible keys, known algorithms, one after another
Until the meaningless
Pseudorandom noise
Coalesces suddenly into deep, profound insight in plaintext
But you’ll need a botnet or an array of GPUs.

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