Some place in there between or around when they investigated Bill
for at least six long years about stuff they made up about him until
they impeached him (and put him on trial) for one lie about one oral sex
with one of his interns, poor Monica, so it was somewhere in there
that and when five ultra-conservative Supremes over ruled the Florida
to select G.W. bush as president (even though he lost the popular vote
his brother threw tens of thousands of voters off the voter rolls since he
Governor of Florida) so somewhere in there by 9/11 it was already a done
right wing nut Federalist Society lawyers and their new version of the
(in which corporations had all the rights of natural born citizens) which
          was just
the way it was (you know) a hundred years or more of settled law gone,
just like that in fact it was almost as if our constitution as I’d known it at
all my life never existed (and here I thought I was a history buff) when
WOW! those wing nut lawyers really understood the real historical
          intent of the
founders of the nation so much better than I ever realized that John
          Adams and
his Sedition Acts were really the way things should of been all along and
          so quaint
the thought that individual humans might actually have rights and why
          didn’t I get
it that torture wasn’t cruel and unusual punishment since, gee, of
          course, torture
just is not punishment now is it, no, no, no and a well-regulated militia
          could never
have anything to do with restricting the complete and total access for
          absolute any
one anywhere to any imaginable fire arm, could it? no, no, no and you
          know, know
know that money and free speech are one thing so the more money the
          more speech
they can buy and if you’re buying well then why not buy up a few
          senators & congress
people and why not throw in a few judges while you’re at it especially
          since you know
what’s a little torture, rape and murder once you’ve gone that far, in
          fact, it might
be just the thing to finish off the Federalist Society recipe, yas, yas let’s
          see let’s have
torture rape and murder/assassination oh, and indefinite detention, too,
          of course
to go along with the endless forever war, the occupations and the
          bankster rip-offs
yas, yas it all goes together the endless war, rape murder and torture
          and naturally
one Ponzi scheme, good old shell game cover up on top of another just a
          lawyer cake
of brand new, so special, just on time, every time right in your face
          thinking? Thinking?


James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He is a member of Cosmic Spelunker Theater and has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992. Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop, which his Labyrinth titled poems are based on. His work appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.