Found

Silent today. Remembering with a post from the archives.It’s been one year since we lost them. Still close to our hearts.

Found

four bodies,
found
this morning.
five days
underground.
twenty-five others–
still.
only three
laid to rest

that bastard
should be shut
down
he said, fire…
no rescue
chamber can
provide escape
from
methane gas.
flash, they
call it…passes
through in a
blink
they talk of
MSHA and
unionization,
don’t close the mine,
they say. we need
jobs.
grandfather was
a miner. cousins are
too. this way
of life
is dark
we dig
through rock and
dirt
and dust,
but arms are
empty and streets
silent today.
the air I
breathe is
fresh and
sweet.

Comments

  1. says

    I watched online the other night some previews of a new docu-series called Coal. It’s rather riveting. A friend is researching the industry in Pennsylvania, from way back. She’s thinking of going down into a mine to better understand what it’s like. I went deep into a diamond mine in South Africa. I told her if she goes down, she will never forget the experience.

    Thank you for remembering these men. They’re gone but their lives matter still.

  2. says

    HUGS WOW! Prayers of love to all those who lost loved ones. Prayers to all those who daily go down into the coal mines. May the Lord be with all.
    Remembering and never forgetting the sacriface of those lifes lost.
    Blessings

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