We don’t subsidize
our aerospace industry.
We just hand them a
15-year interest-free, 372 million dollar
so those at the helm
can turn the ship as they please
– shares, bonuses, and salary hikes, to senior executives –
leaving 14,500 laid-off employees to
fend for themselves.
The sign may say Bombardier;
the course, Costa Concordia.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)