by Laura J. Bobrow
“Dolphins use baby talk when communicating with calves, study finds”
What is she saying, do you suppose?
This is your tummy. Where is your nose?
Don’t be afraid of the humans out there.
You’re certain to see them when you go for air.
You’re my dear little snookums. Oh yes. Yes you are.
Go swim with the calves, but don’t wander too far.
Stay right by my side while I whistle and squawk
and teach you the grammar of bottlenose talk.