The Devil’s Deadly Deal Revisited


Ronald Regan and I left the hospital on the same day.  While my trip was for entry into this horrific mess and his was for surving a political murder, the irony is not lost on me. 

I wasn’t at Water Reed, receiving the best care available.   I was born in WV, already tainted in pregnancy by theTeflon pumped into our waters.  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 WV.

Countless victims

stories left untold.

Corporate greed

re-writing futures.

Black LUNGS

Cancer

killing constantly.

Consistent only in

its ageless reach.

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,

our new industry.

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