A Poem: “The Controversy”


A watershed moment

in Canada’s history:

Justin Trudeau

approaches a group of MPs

on the House floor.


What happened next is vague; consensus

nowhere to be found.


Some claim it was a brutal attack

by an male PM,

launching a Taekwondo-style elbow strike

to the ribs of an unsuspecting female MP

while possibly holding a Kalashnikov under his jacket,

ready to be pulled.


Others, who analyzed the video frame by frame,

swear Trudeau was the victim of that MP,

who barbarically hit his arm with her chest,

aiming to end the Sunny Days of a sitting prime minister

the way only a wicked opposition member could



If there was ever a need for a national inquiry,

this may be it.


(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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