Thursday, November 03, 2016

Graph of Languages

The regime of daily speech has 57 different states,
each almost as tricky as the last.
It's possible to further slice and dice it, to make

even the opening of each syllable impossible to learn.
The aggregate swaths of fluent momentum
have us caught in the lilt of a calming new language.

(It's a mixture of "uhs" and "ums.")
If it could speak, it might say, "Come on, people,
make stuff up about me! Among other topics."

-- Glenn R. Frantz

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