You say the Koch Bros.
They say George Soros
They’ll get to Hell before you

You say a cool billion
They say fifty thousand (dollars)
You’re in hell before them

They say anti-fa
You say antifa
Here comes the next mass shooting

They say election
You say selection
You’ll be lost in limbo

You see heavenly inflection
They say Satanic infection
You’ll see God before them
You’ll see God before them


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.