Wednesday, April 7, 2010

miners of Upper Big Branch

their last dawn
on the Upper Big Branch
what were their last thoughts?

25 miners' lives were taken by Greed on Monday, April 5.
The Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia had been cited
for numerous safety violations.

Miners always risk their lives when they go in the bowels of the Earth to earn
their living but there are safety regulations to help reduce the risks. The
corporate owners ignored them. Repeatedly.


  1. Really great haiku! I love the background information!

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