By X. Z. Shao
Should human minds
be compared to sea creatures,
some are whales, some are sharks
some are croakers or any other species.
What we know as “understanding”
is a space kept by members of the same kind.
What we know as “misunderstanding”
is a conflict between different species.
Either one leaves the other
or ends up in the other’s belly.
They swarm and bump to each other,
sometimes violently, sometimes in peace.
Some tends to withdraw
to itself and use only sound device
to keep in touch with its group.
They all believe they have
a space to exist and wander around,
but no matter how far they swim,
wherever they reach,
however they communicate,
they have no idea about
what contains them and why they exist.