Sunday Poem: ‘No Standstill’


Earth moves

– 30 km per second –

around the Sun,

and the Solar System spirals

at 250 km per second

around the centre of the galaxy,


Ottawa is millions of kilometres away

from where it was

back in 2006

when the Prime Minister first declared

he would reform the Senate,

and if that’s not progress,

what is?


(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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