The robin and the barn owl flew out to see
they came across an elephant and a flea
face to face they looked at one another,
not recognizing each as cousin, sister or brother
circling around and to gain a measure
One with skin, the other feather.
All live with an instinct, the will to survive
None question their right to be alive and thrive.
Unique, diverse, each one of a kind
who have their place amongst mankind.