“Bad Timing” — A Poem


Gas rates

sharply drop.


Radio says

rising supplies

of North American crude

are pushing prices down

while reducing dependency

on foreign oil.


Good news, I suppose,


why the day after I fuelled?


(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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