A Poem: “First Past The Post”


The votes are in

for a class trip.


Toronto gets 40%,

Montreal 35%,

Kingston 25%.


“Destination Toronto!” declares the teacher.


But some claim it’s a false majority.

The class shouldn’t be traveling to a city

that 60% voted against.



(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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