A Sunday Poem: “Muzzled”


Canada’s scientists

claim their government silences them.


An interesting hypothesis;

but let’s check the facts.


Just yesterday, on national TV,

a distinguished professional

with a degree in atmospheric sciences

got prime time

to deliver the weather forecast

and he did so

without any censorship,


or interruption.




(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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