The Rescue at Copiapo, Chile

The capsule breaks out of the hole
crowd cheers, he is Edison Pena
and he is an Elvis fan. He is number twelve.

He’s free and the hugging begins–mother
and son clasp each other like it’s the last time
not the first time of their new lives.

Edison appears to be strong. He is smiling
his dark sunglasses reflect those waiting for him.
He is strapped onto a gurney for his exam.

The families of the 33 men have camped at the mine site
for all the days their loved ones have been underground.
The ground is wet with their tears.

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