Is evidence found in or on the text?
No answer comes forth straight, nor ever does.
If habit only answers, I say, in.
But when inquiring further, what if on?
If evidence is only standing on,
Then text has nothing deeper than the skin.
A surface with no depth in which to plunge.
Sometimes, I think, ‘tis fitting to say on.
If evidence is found not on but in,
Then volume it requires, not area,
Not on a plane, but wide and open space.
Sadly evidence may sometimes be just on.