Blood of the Miners MAG

June 13, 2017
By rjamss SILVER, San Marino, California
rjamss SILVER, San Marino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all" -Oscar Wilde


He sputters out the ash,


clasps his hand tightly around the black rock

 

he feels nothing but the warm blood leaking in between his fingers

 

“How much blood did I lose today?” he asks himself.

 

He wipes his face – blood, sweat, coal,“That’s a lot of blood.”


His boot crunches loudly in the empty mine, the fossilized remains becoming nothing but a shoe print.


He winces at the entrance, dawn stretching its rays, melting ice crystals formed on his skin.


He overhears,


“How much blood did we lose today?”


“Just 10 men, sir.”


“No, I mean how much blood did we lose today?”


“$10,000, sir.”


The boss brings out a fresh handkerchief, pats the single drop streaming down his polished head.


“That’s a lot of blood,” he says. 



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