Chealy and Sheally, McDonough and Leary,
Bortnicker, Sellinger, Garfinkel, and Abrams,
Chang and Li, Gonzales and Lopez,
Rafey, Ameen, and Abou Rafi,
Rhyss and Reece, Alexandri and Alexander,
Harlalabopolis, Malamis, Gadinis, Eliades,
Moogalian, Ohanian, Aphbrahamian, Topian, Mardigian, Soghoian,
Sato and Fayed, Kanusek and Kaleyta and Christoffel,
Heretick, Frankenstein, Mueller and Muller.
Not to forget Miss Susie Pickle or Hiram Measles.
A town of 20,000 near Richmond, Virginia
Chemical Capital of the South,
full of chemical and paper factories.
Strange and harsh smells (I smell, you smell, we all smell Hopewell).
Follow directions. The plants hired immigrants from different states and nations.
We didn’t know how wealthy we were,
how wealthy we were.