“Résumé” —- A Poem


Desperately need the money;

tend to be late;

rarely meet a deadline;

have a loose understanding

of your business.


I demonstrate

no relevant skills

for this job.


You should hire me.

After all, this is the only true résumé

in the stack.



(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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