by Charles McKelvy
He looked out upon his domain and declared it was well provisioned for his every need.
There is indeed abundant food here, he thought.
It is here for my taking. And, it so happens, I am naturally endowed to take it. Meaning, I can find the abundant food that is here when I am hungry.
But, having just filled my little belly, I am not currently hungry.
Nor am I thirsty, for I just drank my fill at that stream beyond yonder trees.
And, as for enemies and those who would cause grievous harm to my very being, I see absolutely none.
They could not get to me anyway, because I have sheltered my wise little self from the flood, storm, and assaults of others.
My every need is met here in this place where those others come to bury their dead.
A strange custom, indeed, but one, I must say, that does indeed suit my every purpose.
And with that, he looked out again upon his domain and declared it was well provisioned for his every need.
Then he took a restful nap before tending to his very next need.