The Google search
didn’t take long.
“That’s the building I want
for our new embassy in Jerusalem,”
said the man behind the oak desk
bearing the presidential seal.
“It’s the nicest piece of real estate
I’ve ever seen. And the roof is just perfect!
What do you call this place?”
“Dome of the Rock, Sir.”
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)