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poetry as a weapon.

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“How can you otherwise write in an endangered language? How can writing a poem be reconciled with the knowledge that in a few generations your message will become illegible?

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and my poem for today:

4/4

wind-
thin cigarette ash tin-
ts a fallen light-
bulb

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3 thoughts on “untitled

  1. Thanks for the links. i read somewhere that about once a week a language becomes extinct. some may be regional dialects but non the less once a week (on average) a way of communicating becomes no more. that would of course mean that way of living is no more. that would mean a whole peoples identity would be no more. harrowing, no?

  2. I would venture to say “Caramelo,” by Sandra Cisneros, but it’s not a book of poetry, even though Cisneros does have a poetry book.

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