What is the shelf life of words?
Milk and cheese and canned foods
have an expiration date.
They are labeled so that you know
when it’s time to get rid of them.
Medication, herbs, anyting one might
think to consume has an expiration date,
something to warn us not to consume it
lest we become ill or worse.
But what about words?
How long should we carry those
in our heads before we let them
go to avoid further damage?

By  Kelly Waterbury