A Sunday Poem: “Red Flag”


In Washington D.C.

the Redskins football team

is asked to change its name.


Strong arguments are called up.


The term is offensive,


completely inappropriate;

does not inspire tolerance,



I hardly disagree.


And yet,

considering the Ottawa Senators…


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israel-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

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