A Poem: “The Wish List”


Dear Santa,


You left me disappointed

last year.


I didn’t get

anything I asked for.


And I was nice.


I’ll make it easier for you

this time.


Here’s my list.


It’s short.


I took out the iPhone 7,

the hoverboard,

all things that aren’t cool



Just the Bitcoin.




(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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