My friend has been kind enough …..

two-crows-on-beach johnny dodd
Photo by Johnny Dodd

to include my uranium mining poem on his personal blog! I thought that was a pretty cool thing for him to do. You will probably want to have a look around his site and read it all. It is very good, especially the bits about Jules!! 🙂

Dear U.S. Atomic Energy Commission & Others


United States Atomic Energy Commission
And Others

Hundreds of mines
Still sit open
To wind and air
Uranium dust
Covering communities
Entering waterways
Indians must be expendable
Unlike these toxins
That won’t go away
We still hear those miners
Sent to their deaths
Bone Blood
Organs Hair

© Melissa Fry Beasley 1997
Written in regards to all the mining that went on throughout the 1980’s and is still going on in many reservations.