The Purist
by Heather Harris

Ereka said she wants to speak
only in Latin
the purist language and
most other languages are
only bastardizations.

So I said Latin is
probably just a bastardization
of some other language and
language in general is
just an organized and complex
version of our ancestor
or the lone eukaryotic cell
churning cilia
that first, tiniest cry
so why can’t we just do that?

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