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Factory Town

#Haiku Happenings #9: Erbiage’s latest #haibun for #napowrimo2018!


since the 1760’s they’ve been working iron on this spot, but unlike most historical spots, they still are doing it here. The factory has changed over and over again, buildings torn down and raised, ponds dug and filled in. There is an old stone wall in the woods, railway grades, abandoned bridge over the river that once powered the place. Up on the hill is downtown, such as it is. some of that factory grit is evident even up there, and in the school. the kids are scrappy, tough, a little rough around the edges, which shows when they get poured to the regional school and mix with the watery kids from more affluent towns.
Ideallist Amateur councilmen (new to town) learn on the fly, they’ll do some damage but there will be new ones next year. They thought they could change the place, improve it. Shake things up a…

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