Floating the Message

As I stood there on the strand
With empty bottle in my hand,
I took some paper and I wrote
The universe a little note.
I cast the bottle out to sea
But waves just washed it back to me.
So I took out the scroll therein
And what I found there made me grin.
The universe, or so it seems,
Is rather fond of witty memes.
For on my scroll were writ the words,
“This exercise is quite absurd!
You’ll never reach some foreign land,
Casting bottled notes upon the sand!”