Gary Snyder

Why Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier
            Than Students of Zen

In the high seat,
      before-dawn dark,

Polished hubs gleam
And the shiny diesel stack
Warms and flutters
Up the Tyler Road grade
To the logging on Poorman
Thirty miles of dust.

There is no other life.

Gary Snyder, No Nature: New and Selected
Poems, Pantheon Books, 1992.