We treasure the narrow side as our inside
and fill it with sake, or soy sauce, or pills
living our compact lives the way humans do

But maybe these little creatures whom we call bottles
think of that wide open space
that we humans call the “outside”
as their inside?

Open minded as these creatures are
maybe they contain everything within their skin:
Us humans, and the earth, the galaxy,
and the whole universe

Even the smallest bottle
like those eye drops over there
might just as well contain all the other bottles
as it is contained inside them

Mado Michio