The chain promises
cards for every occasion.
I search the collection;
inventory not nearly as complete
Our sincere condolences
for the death of your mistress;
we know how close you were.
on your successful ED treatment!
We were saddened to hear
about the revocation of your driving licence.
Our deepest sympathy
for the loss of your beloved mayor
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, has published his first collection of poems Martians Among Us with In/Words Press)