A Poem: “Proudly Canadian”


The Royal Canadian Mint

introduces their new collection.


They say Canadian coins celebrate

our nation’s culture and milestones, natural splendour,

technological and athletic achievements.


Things that make us proud.


Browsing the catalogue,

I debate between the 16-gram silver coin featuring


and the red, blue, and gold-coloured coin featuring

a Phoenician warrior, also known as

Wonder Woman.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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