Classy Obama they then say compare and contrast
with the four time presidential candidate who now
equating his two impeachments combined with his
multiple ongoing criminal investigations his fans
confabulate with six years of investigations they see
started with his down escalator journey to just this
inevitable deadly head on collision with those pesky
immutable ground level facts on the ground in face
whenever you turn around, this clown world upside-
down satan-satyr riding with that very unholy alliance
charging across that political landscape as those evil
villains, the Greeks them selves the worse than college
fraternity house antics of male gangs initiatory abuse
and sexual exploitation of intoxification serial serious
plot of systematic co-dependent syndrome jumping
on out of moving plane just to escape the deep feeling
of that confine only to find Earth keeps spinning up at
you instead here we are where all the polls still show
everyone still knows we’re really going the wrong way
but they keep accelerating escalating this Current Age
crisis headed to MARS they now say where those billion-
aries now see safe port from which to watch the rest of
us go up in the mushroom cloud ticking time bomb that
Armageddon or just boil away in thick blanket worse than
corn dogs in convection oven of stultifying human caused
triple pandemic of viral viruses and fungi and the things
that hack and go cough in lungs of our only living planet
Earth with people passing all around it for lack of vaccines
that then get blamed for all the death and disability when
really Really none of this had to happen if only just once
we all sat down and looked at what actually had already
happened and been going on and on and on and on and…


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.