Poem: ‘Bridge To Somewhere’


A new pedestrian bridge

stretches across the highway.


Linking the baseball stadium with the

Ottawa train station.


Glass-covered. Heated stairs.


The mayor praised the achievement:

$12 million, on time, within budget.


A year later, the bridge is a clear


I actually saw somebody

using it.



(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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