A down wind over the great mountain near Bursa Turkey
looking to the Black Sea forms a UFO-like lenticular cloud
that the internets and the faux news (on Tucker Carlson
who once was the moderate to the wing nuts) has labeled
as a “turkish floating space vagina” which when I search
for it transforms into a “red cloud sign of the apocalyptic
time to come” and this might be funny as I remember end
of the world ranting street mavens ministers of a doomed
world (which never existed and now bears no real relation
to what could now be) only in fact “our” U.S. government
and its puppets (especially in Europe) actually in what once
was the Eastern frontier of “Christendom” the Polish and
Lithuanian Commonwealth experimented a constitutional
monarchy to bring to sectarian stew some unity all of which
is still deep fault lines under U.S. Principal Imperialist 21st
century power attempting to encircle the Eurasian landmass
Martin Luther King’s greatest purveyor of violence in world
50 years later now in Ukraine where their government just
sacked 6 cabinet ministers & 5 regional governors on graft
and fraud charges as the U.S. poured over $100 billion there
in less than a year but Ukraine is now being pledged battle
tanks that the U.S. originally said would be a red line (like
that red cloud over Turkey I guess, hunh?) since, ya Russia
armed with hypersonic nuclear warhead missiles could hit
Paris, London, Berlin in less than 6-7 minutes this proxy
war with Russia over the fossil fuel-ish energy system which
is indeed actually threatening all life on the planet as Russia
and the U.S. fight over who will sell Europe natural gas and
oil it is the self-identified “Christians” of moral and sexual
purity who immediately connect a brilliant cloud to glowing
vagina and the rest of us (including most of those who are
the actual Christians in old mode of love your neighbors as
yourself) who see a beautiful natural phenomena of wonder
and creation as a verb not a noun-ish thing just might get us
together instead of scaring the folk into acting out like trolls.


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.