A Poem: “The View Within”


Premier Ford

may be immortalized

with a monument

built of flexible, six-feet long tube,

bearing a tiny camera

at its tip.


In memory of his willingness

to stop funding sedation

during colonoscopy.


At the base,

high-definition LED monitors

would transmit live streams

from area hospitals

as the invasive probes

push their way

up and away.


Visitors would enjoy a snapshot

into the mind of a leader

who could see a little further.


(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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