A Sunday Poem: “Slogans”


Andrew Scheer vows to deliver
what recent prime ministers could not:

Build the Trans-Mountain pipeline,
fix Canada-United States relationship,
take politics out of military procurement,
balance the budget
and go very, very tough on China.

These may be unattainable
I crave empty promises.

They give me something to cheer for
once every four years.


(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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