Excerpt:

Because a law was passed that said there was no worth
To adjectives, companies began stringing superlatives
Before unchanged products manufactured by men
Who know how to make money, but nothing else.

Because a law was passed that said there was no worth
To adjectives, all the news was bilateral as a headline
In the sand. A racehorse became a horse, a horse race
Became a race. The race was made of various adverbs
And adversaries. The relationship between future
And pasture was lost. Because a law was passed,
There was no worth to adjectives, there was no word
For the part of the pasture between departure & the past.

Terrance Hayes, poet, book quote from American Sonnets for My past and Future Assassin