“Battlefield” — A Poem

 

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,

holes,

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, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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