Sunday Poem: “Sunscreen”


The West Block

of Parliament Hill.


Eight years renovations.


Glass-domed ceiling

covers the interior courtyard, home

of the interim House of Commons Chamber.


Light pours in.


The best disinfectant.


Little wonder discussions

between the PMO and SNC-Lavalin


between the PMO and the former Attorney General

were held elsewhere,

in the building across the street,

behind shuttered windows and

under a copper-sheathed roof.


By Shai Ben-Shalom

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