Israel’s 9-11 they call it right away
and it is like 9-11 when they had all
those warnings telling them some-
thing was coming but they were look-
ing everywhere except there where
in 2001 it had been so obvious since
‘93 that zealots in Afghanistan mostly
Saudis had attacked the World Trade
Towers while in zionist Israel/Palestine
the pogroms in the West Bank had been
killing so many more Palestinians for
many months and the Hamas zealots
were outraged by the settler’s vicious
provocations at the Mosque on that Dome
of the Rock (of Abraham that patriarch
of Jews, Christians & Muslims) oh, who
could not know something would happen
but they were ever so surprised! both
times when it ever so inevitably did.

So, the U.S. (that is us) plugging weapons
& money into Ukraine for the last 2 years
(almost) does not seem like such a brilliant
idea now that those arsenals are bare of
bombs and artillery shells just as WWIII
threatens in old W. Asia with Israel’s genocidal
state flash point for the region when the prez
& the senate minority leader both sell the war(s)
as military Keynesian Stimulus, oh, yeah just
put it on the national credit card, oh that
petro-dollar fat and happy vacuuming up
wealth from around the poor world and
sanctions on everybody else medieval siege
just like, oh, Gaza and Jerusalem as zionist
colony that takes them all of the way back
to the days of Crusades, Q-anon mis-mash


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.