In the Conservatives’ School of Economics,
Canada is not in a recession;
it’s only going through a contraction
of the energy sector.
In their Faculty of Environmental Science,
climate change and Kyoto
aren’t on the curriculum.
Our planet is fine,
despite contractions of the polar ice caps
and the disappearance of the world’s glaciers.
And in their School of Medicine – I suppose –
women don’t go into labour.
They merely experience 60-second long
sometime around the due date.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)