Spelter, West Virginia (Unincorporated)

It’s not what you think.
DuPont owns the soiled ground.
They’re on the hook for containment,
the fate and transport of contaminants,
site reclamation, health monitoring, cash settlements.

And still the bottle smash of green glass
is all that’s left of the playground.
A plastic Kroger’s bag caught in the chinking—
Spelter’s only banner.
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