We took the train across the countryside
as a way of consuming our treasures.
Our biodiversity disassembled.
I cashed in our carrying capacity,
brokered the food web, a workaday program.
Habitats balanced on pillars, you scratched
a lotto ticket. Our slog destroyed many a quagmire,
but I considered you a flagship species
because you were trendy.
My act was the wealthy one, a glum delicacy.