A Sunday Poem — “Taxi”


Ottawa City Council

legalizes Uber and other ride-sharing



To ease the burden on conventional taxis,

the City eliminates the standard for cab size


increases maximum vehicle age to 10 years.


It’s logical.


Customers have abandoned taxis

seeking a friendlier, more reliable, and higher quality


surely they will flock back

if only the cars were smaller,




(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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