A Poem: “A Place Of History”


An archaeological dig

on Parliament Hill

unearthed items

from the military barracks

that predated the legislative institution.


One artifact (c. 1827): a lice comb.


It appears

blood-sucking parasites

have thrived here

for ages.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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