The Breaker Boys of Pit #9

photo US Library of Congress, Flickr Commons, Public Domain, “Breaker Boys at Pit #9 Pittston, PA, circa 1900

The Breaker Boys at Pit #9

This is the way of it, 
dust in his lungs.

He spends the night
drunk on boyhood and early old age,

falling to pieces,  like a
stone under a hammer.

photo US Library of Congress, Flickr Commons, Public Domain, “Breaker Boys at Pit #9” Pittston, PA, circa 1900. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter. Poem  © Misky 2021, all rights reserved.

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