We have all watched as Agent Orange Head
managed to keep his tax records still unknown
for over five years since he came down the elevator
talking about foreign thieves, rapists and murderers

Even though we’re a country with the great power
to close off whole countries (think Venezuela, Iran)
from the global economic system: seize their assets,
money in banks, gold reserves, just about whatever.

But nothing could be done about Agent Orange Head’s
obvious connections to the Shadow Banking System
DARK MONEY that moves the humongous fortunes
of kleptocratic oligarchs swiftly, secretly every-anywhere.

And the Agent Orange Head who skimmed all his wealth
as a bagman for these parasitic empire enabled puppet elites
as he promised that he was the “one’ to drain the swamps
was surrounded by swamp things four long sucking sound years.

And we never even got to see his tax returns even though
that actually is the law and di rigueur ever since Romney’s Dad
ran for president in 1968 and had to drop out just because he
admitted that he had been “brainwashed” on Vietnam genocide.

Hey, follow the money, look in the deep pockets right now
there have been proposals for decades to force into clear light
of accountability the black site banks shuffling credit into wealth
so close the loopholes, transparency for all, jail the Banksters. Now.


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.