‘Kingmaker”: A Poem


I open the cupboard,

reach for a mug.


My mind –

ahead of me –

sees coffee in it.


I hesitate.


In a moment of clarity

I return it to the shelf,

revoke its destiny,

choose another.


Because I can.



(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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