A new type of malicious software
spreads in the world’s computers.
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
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)