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from the October 2005 issue

The Loss of Our Language

Note: There are fewer than 100 fluent Comanche speakers in the world today.

A long time ago
when animals
could talk,
the language
of the people
was spoken,
sweet—like sugar.

Today, few speak
its loss—a bitter lesson.
That is all.

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