Sunday Poem: “Cable Guy”


Rogers promotes its new 4K network;

four times the resolution

of a high-definition TV.




Daytime soaps won’t be dumb anymore;

crisp, razor-sharp scenes will keep you glued.


U.S. politics won’t be scary anymore;

a life-like Presidential candidate will be a daily visitor

in your living room.


And the flames of Fort McMurray will be brighter,

more vivid than on any other screen.

See close-ups of every burning shingle,

follow the sweat on the face of every firefighter,

note the fear in the eyes of every child.


As if you were there,

all from the comfort of your chair.


(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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