A Sunday Poem: “Check”


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)

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