Heritage Gas Demise in Haiku

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It started innocently.  Paint a pedestrian crossing in rainbow colours for the Emerald City’s annual street parade.  The condition: Be gone by morning.  Hangovers last longer.  It wasn’t removed. Not right away.  People taking photographs halt traffic and steal the politicians’ evening news coverage.  The Wizard of Oz decreed it be removed.  Now! There is […]