There are rats.
We must kill the rats, but rats are creatures.
The chickens cannot live with rats.
There are also raccoons.
We can’t allow the rats to go on.
We must get rid of their dirty feet and their tails which are hideous to contemplate.
The rats have glowing eyes, and they are smarter than the chickens.
The chickens are ours. We raised them. The rats are not ours.
The chickens must be protected because they are ours.
The rats must be exterminated because they are wild.
Much of life is unfair.
But the sun still rises. And we go on doing as much good as we can.
Loving as best we can.