A Poem: “Hang ‘Em Higher”


Liberal strategists

scramble to find a response

to Harper’s Tough on Crime bill.


“Under our administration,” suggests the first,

“Convicted murderers

could only watch black-and-white TV!”


“And only Algerian hockey!”

says the second.


“And we’ll remove the Sunshine Girl page from their newspaper!”

says the third.


“Oh, and Friday will be Tofu-and-Cilantro Day!”

declares the fourth.


“What if they don’t eat it?”

asks the fifth.


“Then no Timbits!”

replies the sixth.


“I think we’ve nailed it!”

says the seventh.



(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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