A Poem: “Take Chances”


Detroit International Airport,

flight delayed.


Need something to do.


Across the hallway,

guards in tactical gear.

One holds a German Shepherd.


I consider pulling the fire alarm,

test their preparedness.


Ms. Frizzle would approve.


(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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