My friend overseas
about Canadian politics.
“I’ve heard your Prime Minister
is losing popularity,” he says.
I agree that’s what the polls show.
“Think he might lose the election?” he asks.
I say that’s a possibility.
“So the Leader of the Opposition
could become your next Prime Minister?”
I tell him that’s not what the polls show.
“I don’t get it,” he says.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday).