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Mining Poetry by Joel Tankersley

Danger is my business

All the world is a stage
be it mucker or stopped out old tart
Be thrilled there's no dress rehearsal
for you've drawn the perfect part.

Our lives are filled with great danger
most we never do see.
I thought all was dull and boring
when Joe Karns gave me the key.

Joe and I were driving a raise
with stulls to cover our head.
It caved and poured rock like water,
we were bruised up and we were bled.

Snap and crack the raise we drove up
and Joe said after a while.
the only diffrence between us and Clint Eastwood
is we got a tobacco stained smile.

Copyright Joel Tankersley

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