ACTS OF GOD
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All accidents save for Acts of God shall be deemed covered by this insurance policy. -- - Insurance coverage provision.
I lift my eyes to the mountains, from where shall come my help?/ Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. --- Church hymn based on Ps. 121
Mario Gomez, 63, delivered on his promise:
“Querida mia, donde esta mi beso? Donde esta mi amor?”
Her lips quivering, she flirted on the inserted camera
Snaking through the pit, a cavern of refuge now,
A mansion no less for the indentured thirty-three,
“Ven aqui, Mario mio, si quieres beso, abrazo, y mas!
Ven aca! Venga, venga, viejo. Te quiero! Te quiero!”
Sobs arrested in her throat betrayed her when she bade
Him to stay puissant, she needs her virile man strong.
Those daily papelitos between lovers saw them
Renewing their nuptial vows: when you come out,
Not if you come out, we will get married once again
At the Iglesia on the hill, and offer our four children,
Our shrivelled skins, our shack, our mortgages, our debts,
Our dwindling years in grateful celebration to El Senor,
Y todos los santos , Who is our help, our true salvation.
Daybreak brought to its amazing plenitude the skills,
The survival tacks, the fattening of starved psyche,
The miracles of man and his science:
They’re out! Lazarus manqué!
They’ve surfaced the heroic thirty three! Sterling silver
Not unlike those Judas ransom , they ascended one
By quivering one, all clutching rusty crucifixes in praise
Of a God who was not in the sealed cavern even as they
Prayed: Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven
And the temblors of this earth.
What does it matter that Seguridad de Oro considers
This entombment non-coverable by mining insurance
Because it was an Act of God? After all, the caving in
Was in great pursuit of gold and silver, metals to shore up
The sinkholes of cities calcified in the manners of greed
That will not serve His greater glory, wherever He has gone
In the caverns of this empty, now liberated cave.
Mario Gomez will have his kiss, hugs, and more.
-- ALBERT B. CASUGA
Mississauga, October 18, 2010