“Let’s Compare Mythologies”


He touched

the perfect body of Suzanne

with his mind,

then wrote a poem about it.


Or was it a song?


I touched more than just one woman,

and in more ways

than just with my mind.


With this greater achievement,

my poem

must be far better

than his.




(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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