Sunday Poem: “Clear Sky”


Canada has yet to find

a replacement for the aging F-18.


Process dragged

for over a decade.

Budget tight.


The enemy may never come.


On YouTube,

a novel machine

– built of used printer parts –

folds and launches

paper airplanes.


Attention, Procurement.


(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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