Laurence Overmire


Beastly Ideas


We humans like to think of ourselves
As being
Better than the animals
Smarter, and undoubtedly closer
To God.

Yet animals are forever true
To their God-given natures
Communicating well-enough
With canny precision
In languages we are perhaps

Too arrogant
To understand.

(Previously published in Poetry: Soul to Soul, Jan. '05)

Submitted: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Edited: Friday, April 04, 2008
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