We cannot move an element without defining its existence
but only the flow of that kinesthetic, electric sense
will allow us to feel the connections which are there
just waiting for us to make them happen with our bodies
and create the lines and curves in that pure space
that is just waiting for the welter of dancing forms
that move like the que at the old bus stop
and the bodies automatic interaction on the train
and the knots and tangles of those people partying
and the swirl of the mob movements on the Common
and the intersecting paths of Downtown Crossing.


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.