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Slate Miners of Blaenau Ffestiniog

A tribute

Amgueddfa Cymru: Public Domain

The power of sinew, muscle and bone,
chipping at the flakes of the devil slate,
till the killer dust snuffed out your life.
The quota of your years; two score and seven.
Lives doused as the wax candle at the end of your shift,
extinguished by the darkness and the dust of your lungs.

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Moshe Forman

Moshe Forman

When I’m not a poet, novelist, or writer of short stories, I’m a writer of creative non-fiction exploring Self, Food, Society and History. www.mosheforman.com

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