RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Wednesday, January 9

freestyle sonnet #2

(based on subject "Challenger explosion" by @TyrusBooks)

Earth-bound monkeys with nervous tinkering fingers
Thinking better of their future than history
Should allow; but collective memory lingers
Less than the promises of Gods of mystery
acting scientific suggest spirits lifted
into the Heavens beyond shall find paradise;
thus the monkeys most mechanically-gifted
build a snub-nosed flying pistol robot device,
fill it with our earth-bound hopes, and aim at the sky,
pull the trigger on our madness, to imagine
other-worldly futures as our creations fly;
yet lacking solid ground logic to examine
our humane limits, we burn up on re-entry,
plus continue this process each human cent’ry.

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