Dictionary Updates - Year 2050
Gail R DeBole
Written on 7/12/2021
The committee’s task was to remove
Word-fossils from dictionaries no longer used.
These were concepts no longer respected
By a society that was less introspective.
“Privacy” was a concept frowned upon.
Social media had turned the world around.
To be “private” was now a criminal offense.
Not being transparent made others quite tense.
Discretion was an idea that no longer applied
Since every move someone made was video-fried
Onto public storage and could be referred to at will
by everyone certified with an info-access skill.
Oh, there were a few protesters older than most.
The same people who still used a toaster for toast.
The upcoming genos – younger and hipper than most
Removed words representing concepts that were now ghosts.
Copyright © Gail DeBole | Year Posted 2021
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