Sunday Poem: “Clean Hands”


If you visit the university campus,

you can spot a chemistry student

in the men’s washroom.


He is the one

washing his hands

before using the facility.


If you visit Parliament,

you can spot a cabinet member

in the House of Commons.


He is the one

washing his hands

while standing up,

answering a question.


(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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