There they all are
The King of the Trolls
and his troll army
all exposed in the hall
of the Mountain king
somehow not aware
“we can see you now”
because everybody who
can’t see the Troll King
is really a troll him(her)self
all exposed, all naked
bared for the world to see
oh, like this white sheet
supremacist sociopath
who banns whole nations
and tears infants from the arms
of nursing mothers, even worse
then crosses his arms
over his heartless chest
he must be the president
of all those under the bridge
trolls rolling round on the ground
in adulation on the floor
of their deep, dark dank
mountain of hatred
they can’t even see
how we all see them
and their racist, sexist, homophobic
Islamaphobic hate, hate, hateful
Mountain Hall Troll King


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.