The King of the Trolls jumped
into the huge swirling black hole
Pandemic Capitalism seen fractal
self-similarity repeating each level
there’s those ultra-violet clean lungs
the Lysol injected right into main vein
the ‘one’ toxic head by whom we’re lead
Agent Orange Head in the White House
minority party who so diligently attacks
even the women who are actually a majority
and most especially those who have a disability
because the manic dervish at the spun center
of the ever faster spinning culture war chaos
is developmentally disabled his very self
totally lacking in capacity to ever see
anything but himself this lost image
of his infinite mirrored regression
flying by sucked by his negative
gravity human hole grim reaper
Pandemic Capitalism fractal
into this swirling black hole
where the King of the Trolls


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.