Soft Construction with Boiled Beans,
limbs are scattered, face twisted in pain.
A grotesque figure
rips itself to pieces.
Spain, 1936, on its way to Civil War.
In Brexit 2019,
a country is torn down
without a war.
Democracy allows it.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)