We’ve finally got them all in one place: the Zionists and apocalyptic theocrats,
the free market fundamentalists and their fossil fueled flat Earth fracture buds,
the shadowy banksters and their dark side generals all gathered together
in their ghost dance resurrection of the last counter-revolution, the White Army
ready for the final Armageddon battle with the insurgents, the reds, the yellow
peril, the “savages” and the animals, of course, Life its very self all to be taken,
used, abused sacrificed to the Holy City on the Hill, actually now the White House
(built by the Black People), the Republic not a democracy, not the people, the People
so far below on the ground, swirling around are expected to watch the craven cabal
as if it’s just another crazy conspiracy theory, another disturbing early morning night
mare up in the air, way above them all, a polar vortex from the thawing North Pole
that keeps breaking down and spilling icy blasts between unseasonable warming
all down through the center of the continent as more and more of us cling to the coasts
sent there from the deeps of far middle by mass migrations of death of whole industries
and bitter ends of their way of life while the perpetrators, the crooks and criminals
are way above it all looking down at all of us (the U.S.) in a great grandee ghost dance
of military fiscal madness that will never, ever in any way Make America Great Again,
                                         (like it ever was?)
              although (at least) we’ve got them all together in one place.


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.