A Poem — “Marketplace”



The Prime Minister

wants to sell the world

Canadian resourcefulness.


His way of showing others

we have something

they don’t.


Now he discusses with his cabinet

– and the provinces –

how best to ship this unique commodity:

down south through Keystone XL,

westward through the Northern Gateway,

or to the Atlantic Provinces through the Energy East



(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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