Just like that I have to draw my labyrinth design
again Revolution Revelation actually Mother Earth
labyrinth of ancient petro-glyph people of the Earth
wanderers out there on the pavement see the extra
twist of revolution turn finally, yes, even apocalyptic
this old, old Common where once the chief of Indians
told me at the annual remembrance of gun deaths and
murders this is the holy ground where we came to leave
our dead, and, so, suddenly, as I said I knew I was in the
place right where I belong readying the holy in the holy time
and all just for the holy people, waiting a reserve, a too true army
in the time of the war machine gone crazy attacking the world that
supplies its supply but whose global supply train already broken by
the distortions of very high finance and then successive waves of virus
for over 2 years with whole provinces still being shut down and
          medieval
siege sanctions on dozens of whole lands and civil war in Yemen,
          Somalia,
Sudan, Ethiopia, Myanmar and really, really apartheid Palestine or
          poor, poor
occupied West Sahara while in Libya they round up the rubber raft
          refugees to
detain them for the slave sale thank you very much Hillary, thank you
          so very
much oh, America of gun runner barons MIC military, industrial,
          congressional
complex of full spectrum dominance AKA hegemony The End of
          History is just
business taking everything needed to make a future we are out here on
          the old
Common saying Revolution Revelation because we want Bread and
          Roses too

 

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.