Friday, 8 April 2011

Pit Head

Dirty shaft, suffocating dark
Oh god whose awful power has hid
The warmth of summer suns in coal
And man must delve and toil amid
Such dangers and let death take toll

Each cage descending forever
Ears strain for cracking in the tree
The sweat of men marks every stint
Ponies trudging from memory
Blind to the axe’s steely glint.

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