A Poem – “The Prescription”


If you suffer from moderate to severe boredom

when watching Canadian politics,

try 10 minutes a day of Palin-Trump on



This medication is not suitable for everyone.


Do not take it if you experience

high blood pressure,

irregular heart beat,



Common side effects may include

jaw dropping,

uncontrollable laughter,




Ask your doctor if Palin-Trump is right for you.


(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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