Sunday Poem: “Concussion”

 

The Commissioner

of the Canadian Football League

sees no evidence

to connect game-time head injuries

with long-term neurological disorder.

 

Despite doctors’ opinions.

Despite recognition

by the American league.

 

Much like the former commissioner.

 

It appears our football fields

are more dangerous

than previously thought,

causing brain damage

to infiltrate

the organization’s top echelon.

 

(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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