The Obsoletion of a Language

By Kay Ryan b. 1945 Kay Ryan
We knew it
would happen,
one of the laws.
And that it
would be this
sudden. Words
become a chewing
action of the jaws
and mouth, unheard
by the only other
citizen there was
on earth.

Source: Poetry (May 2011).

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Poet Kay Ryan b. 1945

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Subjects Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics