Sunday Poem: “The Pitch”


The Prime Minister

goes to Davos

to persuade the world’s rich

to invest in Canada.


He may have a case,

and documents to prove it.


The Panama Papers.

The Paradise Papers.


Canada Revenue Agency says

it will take years

to process these files.


Until then,

come and enjoy

the lowest tax rates

in the entire industrialised world.


(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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