Used to be a mountain
back yonder, behind the house
rose up like mornin sun
jest as purdy as ye please.
T’aint there no more,
some men with money
came up here and blew it
to smittereens. All’s left
is that nasty hole o’ black
water, iffen ye kin call it thet.
More like the slush
in the bottom o’ pap’s
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http://www.bookrenter.com/products/details/9780976881711/Coal_A_Poetry_Anthology/?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cpc [I have work in this book]
“I’m honored to be here with you. We’re an endangered species, we hillbillies. Massey Energy is terrorizing us in Appalachia. Little old ladies in their 70s can’t even sit on their porches. They have to cut their grass wearing respirators. That’s how these people have to live. The coal companies are the real terrorists in America. And we’re going to expose them for the murdering, lying thieves that they are.”
i am hooked on this voice of yours
poetry has to be real to strike and awaken folks
just gets better every time i read the work
i have just read through all the work
and will comment in the coming days
It is so good of you to come visit me. Thank you for your kindness.