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Slates – Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Slates In England, slate´s blue-grey. Where I live now, it also comes in amethyst and green. Smashed, powdered stones lie glittering on the hills and silver stream beds, glinting in the sun. The countryside has all become a slate. First, lovers wrote their names on trees and walls. Roadmakers left instructions in the paths: where they had asphalted and where they´d not. And jokers added quips on cowboy jobs. Next, came a mystery worker with black paint, Proclaimed corruption everywhere ...

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