Today was a day the animals roamed.
Odd phone calls, irascible people, strange situations, computer gremlins, mechanical difficulties; someone left the gate open of the zoo.
But maybe it isn’t fair to the animals to compare them with bizarre incidents. Maybe it’s a full moon instead. Or a new moon. Or an asteroid interfering with the earth’s magnetic field. Maybe it’s mood swings, lack of proper medication, human quirks, foibles.
Or just the animal in us coming out.
If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be
If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree
We'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea
We would converse in polar bear and python
And we could curse in fluent kangaroo
If people asked us, "Can you speak in rhinoceros?"
We'd say, "Of courserous, can't you?"
-- Leslie Bricusse