The West Block
of Parliament Hill.
Eight years renovations.
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.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)