The eagle surveyed the land from atop the tree branch. Below, a snake crawled through the dirt.
The snake flicked its tongue, tasting the air for the scent of prey. Nearby, a mouse scurried.
The mouse fled under a rock, quivering as the snake passed by. Overhead, the rock cast a concealing shadow.
The rock endured. It outlived the mouse and the snake and the eagle and the tree the eagle perched on. It weathered the rain and snow and heat. The rock endured.