32 killed in
Brussels’ terrorist attack.
The Peace Tower flag is at half-mast.
More than 80 killed by Boko Haram in northern
Nigeria; children burned alive.
More than 600 killed by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in
Ecuador; the deadliest to hit South America in 17 years.
The Peace Tower flag is flying high.
At the Prime Minister’s Office,
there must be a smartphone application
where they key-in the country’s name, the
number of casualties, and it tells them
how sympathetic we are
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)