A Poem: “The Promotion”


He is not yet the Minister,

nor the Deputy Minister,

or even the Assistant Deputy Minister.


He is the newly appointed

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister,

with a lengthy –

and no less challenging –

list of responsibilities.


One hopes

he will get an assistant.


(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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