random acts of kindness
go a long way.
I check the list.
“Ask a colleague about their family”
Should I ask Frank,
whose son got expelled
who’s going through a nasty divorce?
Or maybe Jason,
who hasn’t found love
and at 43 still lives with his parents?
“Buy a plant for a common area at work”
That one seems easy.
May wait for October 17
until it’s legal.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)