A Poem: ‘In Good Company’


It’s election time.

Posters of candidates
along the road,
under the bridge,
across from the gas station.

I see them
perfectly nestled
among the dandelions,
the clover,
the wild mustard,
the daisies,
the brome grass,
the chicory,
and half a dozen other weeds
I am unable to name.


(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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