In the year 2056,
Chapters will announce
a major expansion
to its gift section,
boosting the display of
decorative pillows, scented candles, and
Books may still be found
on the remaining shelf
near the emergency exit.
Gillette will introduce its new
– and revolutionary –
just in time for Father’s Day.
You wouldn’t believe
the smooth, close shave it delivers.
Nothing like its predecessor, the
And in the House of Commons,
the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
that the remaining 6,000 pay issues
will be resolved
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)