Radium Girls: NaPoWriMo


shining girls

painting watch dials

tongue-touched brush, delicate, deliberate,




radium apparitions

with bleeding gums,

ulcerated bodies impart knowledge,



Radium Girls work in a factory of the United States Radium Corporation, c.1922, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Day 23, NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to write an elevenie poem.  My double elevenie was inspired by this article .


9 thoughts on “Radium Girls: NaPoWriMo

  1. Serious subject with powerful real image in the photograph attached. The actual Radium Girls aren’t ones you can easily turn away from and forget, Merril. Thank you.

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