A Sunday Poem: “Trendy”


If you phone your friends

to tell them about your luxury Alaska cruise,

it makes you look old.



Next time, Instagram.


If you smile

with lettuce stuck between your teeth,

that, too, makes you look old.


Next time, kale.


(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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