Only so called conservatives could give the Deep State a bad name in meme world
a place between Plato’s forms and Dark Energy being 70% of the universe accelerating
from everything else like “the president hasn’t done anything wrong” as he brandishes
his hands full of absolute pardons, very presidential, oh, so presidential the F.B.I. and
the Justice Dept. way back in Bush/Cheney regime time, why, they used blatant partisan
criteria to hire and fire, a whole program to remove long time civil servants and replace
them with recent graduates of Liberty College (etc.) kind of like the young flubs they sent
to Afghanistan and Iraq to run the disaster capitalist shock therapy free market funda- ment-
alist free trade zone with the same mercenaries they then sent to New Orleans for you know
the privatization of everything: schools, healthcare, utilities, housing, evict the population
and create a diaspora like the ones planned (apparently) for S.E. Michigan: Saginaw, Flint
Pontiac and Detroit actually the entire industrial crescent on Lakes Erie and Huron, or yes,
Puerto Rico and come to think of it now Putin came to power when Yeltsin left him in charge
when the debacle of free market fundamentalism lowered life expectancy by a decade and
people were murdered after they signed contracts (to get food to eat) that gave their apartments
to their killers and that is all of us now as long as every disaster is an excuse to profit at the expense
of the disaster victims why we’re all professionals now, professional victims that is that is that is.


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.