Poem: “Reading The Map”


Lyme disease spreads north.


Favourable conditions

from climate change

open new habitats

for the black-legged ticks.


Their heads

– less than a millimetre –

grasp what some advisors

in the Oval Office



(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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