Poems of the Week

Not Seeing the Farce for the Trees

by Alex Steelsmith

“America’s Most Prolific Logger Recasts Itself as Environmental Do-Gooder…
Although [it] is cutting down as many trees as ever and plans to increase lumber production…”
The Wall Street Journal

Readily, steadily,
timber productiveness
rises, and annual
profits have jumped;

born-again heroes of
loggers look good and their
critics are stumped.