A Poem: “Wrong About Us”


Enter a Justice clothing store

in Syracuse, New York.

Inquire whether an item

bought at that location

can be returned

in a Canadian branch.


The attendant

consults the chain directory.

“Sorry, Sir”

she raises her eyes,

“There is no Justice in Canada.”


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)

Back to Top