The Governor General
could go easy
on those who prefer astrology, alternative medicine,
or biblical stories,
over facts and reason.
evolution didn’t only create
scientists and engineers.
It also created the artists, the spiritualists,
and the climate change skeptics.
And those who follow the scriptures
and believe in divine intervention
could forgive the Governor General.
God extends His grace
to the atheists too.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)