The digital clock in the dark silent kitchen
says 3:33 this sort of numerical apocalypse
that confirms the old evangelical prophecy
that America will not be there in end times
since it is not mentioned in John’s Revelations
“the land of the free and the home of the brave”
robot like is again just a bunch of independent
states incapable of a coordinated national plan
as old Agent Orange Head commits his crimes
one after another for us all to see “Yep, oh Gee”
campaign funds and presidential travel budget
are personal slush funds as he issues his orders
for ambassadors to get the British Open moved
to his private golf club while back at the ranch
the Pandemic rages on a thousand people dying
everyday (again) but nothing can be done about it
because “Gee!” it turns out after all this time that
the constitution is really a final suicide pact after
                            ONE THING
                              (like Trinity)


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.