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.

Sunlight.

The best disinfectant.

 

Little wonder discussions

between the PMO and SNC-Lavalin

and

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)

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