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The Dirtiest Word in the American Language

Rest,

The dirtiest word in the American language.

Damn you Puritans.

Your work ethic,

short on ethic

long on work,

converts

rythym to thyme,

time to tomorrow.

Todays forever fearful filled with anything but…

Rest.

Hiding, beyond our small selves

Mania

Obsessiveness
Depression
The scars of a generation?
The trophies?
This burden to bare.
Work
a
Alch
a
…holic.
Everything a syndrome.
Running from ourselves.
The syndrome of human emotions,
existence,
life.
I wanna be
a
life
a
holic.
My scars,
the burden of
my experiences.
My scars,
brighter for the
love of friends,
struggles for truth.
My scars bright
BECAUSE of
the burden of
experience.
Living,
The scars of my generation.
Misunderstood.

Collective Resistance


My no is my super power.

My no is the master of my mother fucking destiny.

 

Your yes does not determine my

Worth

Future

Sleep

Peace or

Dreams.

 

My no is my super power.

My no is the law of the law of the land.

 

Mightier than the police, the judge,

the powers of patriarchy that be.

My no is my super power.

My no will save me.

 

Let down repeatedly

when no was not enough.

Standing up, choosing love,

still no gets rebuffed.

 

Where is its strength then?

you may ask.

A question, truly fair.

 

Most days that answer

is fully less than clear.

Regardless, I will

Shout until all you hear,

 

Our no is my super power.

Our  no is the law of the law of the land.

 

Mightier than the police, the judge,

the powers of patriarchy that be.

Our no is our superpower.

Our no will save you and me.

The Devil’s Deadly Deal: the fine print of being a West Virginian

Born, raised,

fed, and dressed

on DuPont’s dime.

Walk the line.

 

Wild and Wonderful.

Montani semper lerberi.

Montani semper fi

to ingenuity, grit,

an honest day’s work.

 

C8

DuPont

Perfluorooctanoic acid

Per

Floor

O

Octo

Know

Ick!

Acid

 

MCMH

Freedom Industries

4-Methylcyclohexane methanol

Mike

Low

Cyclo

Hex

Uh

Me

Meth

A

Null.

 

Agent Orange

Monsanto

Agent of death

Dioxide

Die!

Ox!

Side!

 

MIC

Union Carbide

Methyl isocyanate

Meh

thull

Ice

O

Sigh

A

Nate

 

Phosgene

DuPont

Carbonyl dichloride

Car

Bon

Nill

Die

Kloor

Ride.

 

Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster,

mines galore,

Mt. Brook, Red Ash, Masey, Sago,

I could list 122 more.

 

Three Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-two lives

gone

underneath the mountains

of West Virginia.

 

Countless victims’

stories left untold.

Corporate greed

re-writing futures.

 

Cancer

killing constantly.

Consistent only in

its ageless reach.

Black LUNGS

C (breathe)

O (breathe)

P (breathe)

D (oxygen mask time)

 

There is something

about re-naming

that reneges

the power.

 

White washing

Washington Works

will only do

so much.

 

Born, raised,

fed, and dressed

on DuPont’s dime.

Walk the line.

 

Wild and Wonderful

Montani semper lerberi

Montani semper fi

to ingenuity, grit,

an honest day’s work.

 

These temporal gifts,

left lasting legacy.

Health care,

the new industry.