The Miner

The Miner
by JD DeHart
Between great rock walls
Scratching out his life
He operates the machines
Rides the elevator down
At home, the children
Expect a warm meal
His wife listens to the news
They pray for steady ground.

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  1. Reminds me of those coal mining movies, How Green Was My Valley, The Stars Looked Down, that hard-working, perilous life. Existential existence always on the edge. “Scratching out his life,” “They pray for steady ground” especially evoke this.

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