A Poem: “The Summit”


No two

could be more different

than the North Korean Leader

and the American President.


One fascinated with military,

wants nuclear capabilities

at the expense of social services.


Obsessed with appearance

he turned hairstyle

into trademark.


He doesn’t trust

his neighbour to the south

and wants an insurmountable obstacle

along the border.


Nor does he trust the free media,

or even his closest advisors.

They don’t last long on the job.


And he doesn’t like to be confused

with facts.


The other…


(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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