A Poem: “Safe And Sound”


The UK enhances
the range of weapons
and radar capabilities
of its Typhoon fighter jets.

France improves
its ballistic missiles’ tracking system
and develops the European Patrol Corvette
– a new class of military ships.

The U.S. builds
nine Virginia-class attack submarines,
the most advanced
in its nuclear fleet.

Canada won’t be left behind.

In a bold move,
DND relocates thousands of employees
from downtown Ottawa
to its new headquarters,
15 kilometres away.

When the process is completed,
the former Nortel campus
will host no less than
9,446 workspaces.

Boosting national defence.

Next on the list:
resolve the shortage
of parking spots
the move created.


(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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