How the Finn Quarry Workers Slept and Worked

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How the Finn Quarry Workers Slept & Worked

 

Sleep
Head to toe, head to toe.
Eight in a row.
Eight rows to the floor;
With windows left open
there’s room for eight more.

 

A sheet on the window
To allow the cold air in,
Keeps the body blood flow
And ready for the 6 am din.

 

The pay day window faces
The ocean grim,
Trudge across the road
To the company store
And turn most of your cash back in.

 

Split a few stones
In your back yard lot.
Turn in a thousand
Of choice Belgian cut.
Another twenty dollars
To spend on the family you’ve got.

by Leslie D. Bartlett, March 13, 2014

 

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