scramble to find a response
to Harper’s Tough on Crime bill.
“Under our administration,” suggests the first,
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)