A Sunday Poem: ‘Welcome’


Signs posted in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg:

“It’s Okay To Be White”.


Why wouldn’t it be okay?


Signs carried in U.S. rallies:

“All Lives Matter”.


Why wouldn’t they matter?


Signs on park benches, Germany, 1935:

“For Aryans only”.


Why shouldn’t Aryans have a place to relax?


(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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