“Lockdown” — A Poem


Stay indoors.


No one to enter this facility

without photo ID.



from Integrated Services;

Government Operations Centre;

the Program Manager.


Spokesperson says

the Prime Minister is safe.



contract painters finish lunch,

apply a second coat

to the building’s exterior.


(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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