Beaver House, Revisited
Recently I visited Hudson’s Bay’s
Ancient home in the middle of London.
Dangers of the wild, the strength of the gun
Inspired the fur traders’ foreign forays:
Searching for beaver pelts all of their days;
Seeking nocturnal routes through Indian
Occupied areas; following one
Never-ending quest for the others’ ways.
Pioneers in the new technologies,
In their Western quest for more improvements,
Eventually must consult the East:
Regardless of how far as a species
Recent Man has come, he must do penance;
Earth is the Beaver House, Man is the Beast.