A Sunday Poem: “Other Jobs”

 

In Death of a Salesman,

Biff talks about jobs he had,

pointing out suffering

fifty weeks each year

for the sake of a two-week vacation.

 

Evidently,

Death

wasn’t referring

to the Canadian federal bureaucracy

where even an entry-level position

grants you a three-week annual leave.

 

With so many days to enjoy Life,

the rest of the year

just flies by.

 

(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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