A Poem: “Monty Python”


Pedestrian crossing

downtown Ottawa

marked by silhouette:

John Cleese performing Silly Walk.


Tribute to a humourist

and the beauty of bureaucrats

handling tax payers’ money.


I look around.



Prime Minister’s Office.

National Defence.

Bank of Canada.



All within walking distance.


(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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