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.




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 writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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