The message leaves little room
The Americans should get their acts together
and decide on the Keystone pipeline;
they’ve been dragging their feet for too long
and Ottawa is losing its patience.
In the Oval Office,
a weary advisor
looks at his boss.
“It’s Stephen Harper, Sir;
the Canadian President, I think.”
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday) [photo City of Toronto Archives]