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
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)