“A Place Like No Other”


They used to call Toronto

New York run by the Swiss.


Decades later,

its charm

and cosmopolitan vibrancy

are still running strong,

even though the Swiss

may have been replaced

by the Sicilians.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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