Sunday Poem: “Sister Cities”


The people of Hamilton
look at Ottawa
with envy.

Ottawa has a Light Rail Transit.

Hamilton does not,
and would not have any
in the near future.

The Province promised them
one billion dollars for the project,
then cancelled it.

“That’s a betrayal,”
says Mayor Eisenberger.

Now Hamiltonians
are stuck with buses.

The people of Ottawa
look at Hamilton
with envy.

(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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