I believed humans were kindest,
able to put others lives before our own.
Until I saw a Mocking Bird attack
a Rattle Snake
to save a Blue Jay's baby.
I believed humans were most playful,
socially animating objects to share laughs.
Until I saw a Lamb and a Blue Healer
with a volleyball.
I believed humans were most eloquent,
creating new language to represent ideas.
Until I saw a Gorilla
to explain a Swan.
I believed humans were most creative,
fashioning art and tools that solve problems.
Until I saw an Elephant
use rocks to build a step-stool
for an undersized calf.
I believed humans were wisest,
mindful of goals and masters of plans.
Until I saw Gibbons
sort cards in patterns
to obtain a prize
and Magpies adapt
for contingency hints.
I believed humans were most complex,
synthesizing sciences to birth robotics.
Until I saw ancient Aspens
via Rhizomatic roots and nodes.
my Grandparents were correct,
in that all creatures,
great and small,
live of central importance,
if not singular intelligence.
all molecules matter.
All beings created to function,
qualities always evolving
into more beautiful forms
the universe requires.
|Maybe reptiles write poetry too and we'll learn how to hear it one day.|