“All Aboard” — A Poem


Canadian politicians

love the train.


They either take Business Class

for added room and comfort,

or publicly denounce VIA executives

for failing to maintain

safety standards.


One way or the other,

it gets them to where they want to be.


(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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