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Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.

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David Lehman (born 1948) is the series editor for The Best American Poetry book series and a poet.

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