A Poem — “The Follower”


“I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.”

Gandhi’s words.

Little did he know,
an American President
would share this same animosity
towards journalists,
while ignoring other such teachings as
and the difference
between the power of love
and the love of power.


(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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