Poem – “A Sharp Difference”


The Liberals

blame the Conservatives

for only balancing the budget

in election years.



they promise to run three deficits

– put the money into infrastructure –

then balance the books on the fourth year.


Just in time for election,

if math serves.


(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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