Sunday Poem: “Battlefield”


If you haven’t been to a war zone,

witnessed the devastation

air strikes and artillery shelling

cause to roads, sidewalks,

seen frantic drivers

desperately manoeuvre

between gaps,


craters –

visit my Canadian city

at the end of winter.


You’ll get the idea.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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