West Virginia vs. Extractive Industry

by Doug Van Gundy

I. What They Took From Us

Our land.

Our lungs.

Our fathers and sons.

Our farms and our fields.

Our labor.

Our mountain tops.

Our dignity.


II. What They Left Us

Their garbage.

Their chain stores and restaurants.

Their standard of worth.

Our choked streams.

Our downcast eyes.

Our story.