Hume's philosophy was that Hume's philosophy
Would appeal to us if we felt like liking it,
Whether or not his philosophy was correct.
A Cretan could not have put paradox better.
Name me a cosmologist who explicated
The arrow of time as Cupid's arrow, asking
Whose victim heart the barbed dart forever aims at.
A consistent direction, Aristotle knew,
Implies a target, if only dissipation.
The great archers, those who bullseye infinity,
Having shot wait expectantly for what they know
To trace the full arc, find its mark, and murder them.