A Sunday Poem — “Leaders”


They all have a vision for our


The Prime Minister

wants to legalize pot;

the Ontario Premier

wants to sell us more booze;

and the Ottawa mayor

wants a casino downtown.


Meet the new Joe Canadian:



sinking his sagging Loonie

down the slot machine.


Must be smiling.


(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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