A Poem — “La Dolce Vita”


Nordstrom and Whole Foods are moving in;

David’s Tea is announcing a major expansion;

Parliament undergoes a $3 billion renovation; and

full-page ads by Rocky Mountaineer

offer life-changing trips

for over $1,000 a day.


Oh, and for one senator,

cold Camembert isn’t good enough.


The Liberals have yet to hear about all this;

they still think

the next election

is about the economy.


(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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