Poem: “Phoenix Pay System”


If you open your mind

to the beauty around you,

tune your heart

to nature’s hidden music…


You could see a forest

in a maple leaf,

an ocean

in a drop of water.


You may even get a job

with the federal government.


They’re looking for those

who can see a salary

in a penny.


(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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