Sled Dogs in The New England Race

The New England Championship Sled Dog Races

The last race over they begin
training for next year, move to the Arctic,
follow the snow south holding part-time jobs.
They never sell a dog, breed a hundred,
choose a team, destroy the rest.
That one must do so much to excel
in even this disheartens me.

John Barr, The Hundred Fathom Curve: New & Collected Poems

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