By the quiet water run young feet, black with dust
and young hands wrapped around bamboo poles,
towels over thin brown shoulders,
and laughter as thick as the dust raised by passing coal trucks.
Photos taken along Briar Creek in southern Kanawha County, WV. Words inspired by my husband and his rich store of childhood memories of growing up in the coal camp called Olcott.
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