Elephant Graveyards – A Poem by Rowe Williams

In the English language, 
there is a word to describe
things that are dead or dying
from disuse and unnecessity.

These things are the opposite of
bleeding edge technology,
and for this crime are condemned
to their own death row,

awaiting justice.
This word is often used to
describe other words, dictionaries
branding them with this

linguistic fleur-de-lis.
Perhaps this word is destined
to see all other words birthed,
living, and, at last, dead,

while its use is perpetuated
by these life cycles, always needed
to denote that which is aged, insignificant,
archaic.

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