LOG-ROLLING CONTEST


Two lumberjacks, in logging boots, at the ends of a log
Treadmill it until one of them falls in,

That's the way it goes in Duluth, Minnesota --
Clarkia, Idaho, or a Montana town named Bozeman,

It's almost as sporty as two of them racing
To the tops of two ninety-foot denuded trees,

Then they cut off the tops and race right back down --
They do it quicker than an elephant could sneeze,

Not many, nowadays, have the woodsmen's skills --
Mechanization of deforestation has set in,

Like the open-pit coal mines in West Virginia,
Horizon-to-horizon desolation will win again.

by D. Edgar Murray 04/09/2000.