Last words

Every two weeks, one of the world’s languages is lost as its final native speaker dies.

(Factsheet, Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages) 

She sings herself a song. Her mother knew

It, and her son, long gone

It tells of birds that fly on

Silvered feathers to the moon

Kimberly G. Jackson studied literature at Yale and New York University, but now reads and writes poetry just for the love of it. 

She lives in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts.

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