the turtle laughs but I don’t hear him

if the turtle is too big for me to observe
it is no different than if I am too small for the turtle to  observe

if neither of us can observe each other
then whether we exist or not is irrelevant
to each other

I look up at the stars,
they exist

I look down at the gound
it exists

no where do I see the turtle
— not below the ground
— not swimming between the stars