“In Honor of Mill-Working Girls” by Colleen Kelly Mellor

I’m product of the mill                 As they are of me— We’re interwoven, Like cotton, wool, and lace Spun by young women Standing at looms Long hours,                                                               Regardless of their time of the month              …migraines… Or unrelenting pregnancies….   They’re ancestral sisters Who believed themselves ‘ lucky’ To tend machines That produced such fine material For […]