today i loosened my tongue
to animalspeek
talked in the lingo
of the winged and the pawed
cooed and barked
meowed with kittens
basking in the shade
of a tree birded with sparrows

today i let myself go
into animalspeek
where thoughts came
sparking in a filamented
highway of neurons
voweled and consonanted
far from human lines we tow in our talk
but send animals into hiding

today i said "No words today"
only animalspeek
the growls the caws
the chirps the whistles
the engine feline purrings
the panting canine tongues
i will string no letters into words
no words into human-life sentences
no people voice

today in the yard
dogs and cats and birds
and i gathered
to animalspeek
the time of day
not to gossip or complain
nor curse a way of life
instead in animalspeek
we rooted for the caterpillar
crawling up the stem
to the cup of an opened daisy

Salvatore Amico M. Buttaci

If you've any comments on his poem, Salvatore Buttaci would be pleased to hear from you.