Muriel Rukeyser

New York City
Muriel Rukeyser
New York City
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Absalom

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I first discovered what was killing these men.
I had three sons who worked with their father in the tunnel:
Cecil, aged 23, Owen, aged 21, Shirley, aged 17.
They used to work in a coal mine, not steady work
for the mines were not going much of the time.
A power Co. foreman learned that we made home brew,
he formed a habit of dropping in evenings to drink,
persuading the boys and my husband—
give up their jobs and take this other work.
It would pay them better.
Shirley was my youngest son; the boy.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 October 2018
My heart is mine, in the place of hearts. Great.
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