The blazes mine
Chita ground
been flown
been hampered

Authorities say
to the East
a blue camouflage gold
gold mine

          "The cause of the fire is not yet unclear."

The company owns the mine
—not yet unclear—
the bodies of 12
12 miners there
there clear

          "My brother's there.
          I can't say anymore"
          some said saying

Most popular
trapped miners
the other guys
Russia's gold
got smoky
got baskets

One miner described

Have breathing devices
have many accidents
have the bosses
have happened

Have since been flown
after the blaze unclears
unclear miners flown
down above the ground.

Copyright © 2011 by Sandra Doller. Used with permission of the author.