Applicants for Summer Jobs program
must check a box on the form.
Agree with women’s right to abortion.
I read the job description
of a military chaplain.
Advise on ethical dilemmas,
spiritual and moral issues.
Provide care after major life incidents.
Not a word on reproductive freedom.
No box to check.
How would Liberals assure
the Chaplain agrees with the Charter?
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)