imagine if you were able to teach your dog how to do morse code
and at first you think he got lucky
but then you realize he really knows what hes saying
when he taps on the floor,
Alpo is disgusting. i thought you loved me.
for all we know, our words, our tweets, our blog posts
are all being broadcast to ends of the universe.
and who knows, maybe something will leak out
to someone far far far far far away.
and they’ll say to their friend,
i heard the weirdest thing last night
through the buzz and static and nonsense
i could have sworn i heard someone say
we are all africans.
so i researched africa
and it’s this giant continent
on a planet called earth
in the milky way galaxy.
turns out, africa is hugely influential on the planet
it’s where a good deal of its most popular music is derived from
an ungodly amount of exotic plants, animals and minerals,
but ironically one of the least powerful
places on the entire globe.
and do you know why?
neither do they.
well let’s help them, the one says to the other.
i was thinking the same thing, the other says to the one.
but should we? should more advanced creatures
others, simply because they seem interesting and deserving?
shouldnt they figure it out on their own?
what if they never figure it out, asked the one.
they will, eventually, the other told the one, but what a waste of time struggling to get there.
imagine what they could have done with that time if they had known.
and selfishly, imagine what they could contribute to us.
and a sound unlike one they had never heard before whispered.
we should do it said the one.
it is done said the other.