You are you
I am no body
on the path
where we meet
and at the center
where we are one
there is only the point of existence
the walls of the city of God
through which the twist and turn
of our shadowy, changing forms
follow each other completely, perfectly
mirroring our every movement
with those intertwined neurons
excited by the very site
of who are you?
and I am nobody.


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.