...In Older Times,
Indigenous species colonized a land, drawing substance and meaning from natural surround.
Of game and animal, when hunt supplied food, they made trophy, a token of success.
|Species invented wealth in its natural world, breathing but whisper of balance and mood.|
Social stratification stretched natural bonds:
when prospectors extracted duty from their planet; engineering her systems;
and farmers domesticated the hunt.
With game and trophy in tin: play drifted on a can.
And when land moved in space, the can of game was trophied.
|Space.. can..trophy.. a game|