Data Mining

Data Mining

by Eveline Pye

A computer printout
A stack of paper
Like a shallow box
Filled with facts
Inviting me
To join them.

I slide my fingers
Between overlapping sheets
And browse between the columns
Letting numbers lead me
Into dark tunnels

Until pictures appear
On cave walls and
Trends emerge
Out of random rock

A journey into uncertainty
Borehole deep
Below superficial knowledge
I search for a richer vein