Now only Doctor Doom can deal
with this Doom’s Day machine
results of fascism and genocide
and Dr. Doom is just comic book
villain of death dressed in armor
automated death’s head with cape
flying the light years of universe
to conspire with galactic cannibals
(and plan for the New World Order)
of ending life as we know it in these
digital daze days of mechanical sol-
utions to life’s increasing biological
problems of how we are living now
not how many are alive in world now
Current Age already going bio-chem-
ical beyond pure policy control, oh,
oh, control only in giving up control
        oh, Doctor Doom


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.