A Sunday Poem: “Hijacked”


A new type of malicious software

spreads in the world’s computers.


The ransomware.


It encrypts photos, documents,

rendering them inaccessible.


One must pay to unlock them.


I imagine the warning message

on Senator Wallin’s computer:

“Access to your travel records

is denied.

Please pay to keep it this way.”



(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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