If you listen

close enough

drops of water

sound like piano notes

and crashes of waves

sound like crashing

piano chords.


If you listen

close enough

the mournful or plaintive tones

created by stringed instruments

sound like

a human voice

of a cry of joy or moan of agony.


If you listen

close enough

you will begin to understand

that many things

in this world

mirror and echo

each other.


We need to see ourselves

and everything in ourselves

in everything in this world

if not directly

then indirectly

for us, as humans

to become civilized

and therefore, respectful.