The clinic is under
in the waiting room,
tarp on the floor.
“We are improving the facility to serve you better.”
In the magazine rack,
last year’s American Scientist;
a six-year-old Canadian Geographic;
and a thirteen-year-old
Guinness Book of World Records.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)