Sunday Poem: “In Secrecy”


First meeting

of Canada’s National Security and Intelligence



“Time for a health break,”

declares the chairperson.


“Coffee and tea are in the lobby.

The washrooms are down the hallway.”


“When texting,

avoid details

of our discussions.”


“For sexting,

or nude selfies,

use my office on the 2nd floor.”


“Uh, Tony, come see

what I found on Instagram.”


(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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