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.

Sunday, November 30

master peaces two

continued desecration of alleged sacred artistic texts
 continued desecration of alleged sacred artistic texts
continued desecration of alleged sacred artistic texts

Friday, November 28

master peaces one

the junk store book dude finally came down on his over-priced ass bullshit so all his books were $2. I got a MASTERPIECES OF PAINTING to practice my destruction of important property.
 the junk store book dude finally came down on his over-priced ass bullshit so all his books were $2. I got a MASTERPIECES OF PAINTING to practice my destruction of important property.
the junk store book dude finally came down on his over-priced ass bullshit so all his books were $2. I got a MASTERPIECES OF PAINTING to practice my destruction of important property.

Tuesday, November 25

TOP TEN $5 PIZZA PIZZA DEALS AT FERGUSON LITTLE CAESAR'S

#1: on days like today/all words written seem like waste/unnecessary
#2: pixels & printer/toner lacks the fucking fire/needed in cold world
#3: opinionz4u/abound (& bound) telling you/how the fuck to feel
#4: on days like today/words don’t mean shit, heavy hearts/pump blood still living
#5: “fuck presidents fuck/the police fuck laws” my mind/thinks sinking lower
#6: unfuck presidents/unfuck the police unfuck/laws my heart wishes
#7: but there’s nothing for/that wish to be built on, no/real world foundation
#8: on days like today/I want to disappear from/what we’ve created
#9: disappear from what/I’m trapped in can’t escape/”civil” is nation
#10: on days like today/we already know what’s up/& it seems hopeless

Friday, November 21

TOP TEN HOT NEW WINTER TRENDS IN BLACK SHEEPWEAR

#1: black sheep are still sheep/position against system/defined by system
#2: black sheep are still sheep/still behind barbed wire fencing/still self-debleating
#3: black sheep are still sheep/contrAryan resistance/still white male control
#4: black sheep are still sheep/opposite of wrong doesn’t/auto-correct right
#5: black sheep are still sheep/by saying “fuck rape culture”/you say “let’s rape rape”
#6: black sheep are still sheep/calling attention to self/bleating at fences
#7: black sheep are still sheep/ev’ry rally’s white male bull/horn suggesting “fire”
#8: black sheep are still sheep/less feared than sheared sold & shared/at local unfair
#9: black sheep are still sheep/sad domesticated sheep/wild hearts forgotten
#10: black sheep are still sheep/sharing my sheepish dreams of/being coyote

Thursday, November 20

TOP TEN DEEP UGH BREATHS BURNING THRU MY HEART TODAY

#1: TODAY I FEEL LIKE/BURNING THE WORLD AT LEAST ALL/THE ORGANIZED PARTS
#2: & YET I WILL SIT/AT WORK & “WORK” WHICH IS NOT/REAL WORK BUT NOTHING
#3: ACTIVE BODY BUT/IDLE SPIRIT WAITING FOR/SOME FUCKIN’ CARROT
#4: SPIRIT STIFLED ‘TIL/SPIRIT NO LONGER FELT THUS/THE DEPRESSION CREEPS
#5: WE CAN MEDICATE/THAT THOUGH FILL THE WORLD WITH FLUFF/FOG CLOUD ZOMBIE SLEEP
#6: EXCEPT NOT ASLEEP/LIVING BREATHING CONSUMING/MOVING EXISTING
#7: WHO BENEFITS FROM/MASS DOMESTICATION OF/HUMANS NOT BEING?
#8: WHO REAPS OUR HARVEST/BURNS OIL FROM OUR SKIMMED ASS FAT/PUT UP THESE FENCES?
#9: WHAT’S THE FUCKIN’ POINT/& WHY DOES IT PIERCE SPIRIT/WITH SUCH LACK OF FEAR?
#10: WHO HAS TOOK CONTROL/OF MY OWN ACTIONS & LEFT/ME SO POWERLESS?

Wednesday, November 19

TOP TEN ASSES THICK ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY BREAK THE INTERNET

#1: jogging ass bitches/in them second skin running/pants looking all good
#2: behind windshield ass/bitches hair all purtified/complementing face
#3: coffee serving ass/bitches being all friendly/like they DTF
#4: bizness casual/slacks ass bitches perfectly/curved caressed careers
#5: torso tattooed ass/bitches teasing my oral/fixation tongue thoughts
#6: cleavage ass bitches/chest heaving from oxygen/you know you look fine
#7: eye contacting ass/bitches accidental looks/in my direction
#8: alive ass bitches/born female as fuck looking/perfect for mating
#9: objectified ass/bitches looking reluctant/like they afraid and shit
#10: sorry ass bitches/walking thru fucked man’s world as/female of species

Tuesday, November 18

TOP TEN PLACES TO PANHANDLE ALONG 29 IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

#1: abandoned building/burning white pine pallet scraps/warmth against the wind
#2: we stashed machetes/near entrance in case police/try to regulate
#3: Juney’s been stealing/tarps from the big box hardware/store across highway
#4: they don’t do much good/in winter but when spring breaks/the riverside calls
#5: down in abandoned/woods nobody gives a fuck/they let us alone
#6: but bitter Blue Ridge/cold ain’t no time for wading/waiting on sunshine
#7: claiming veteran/on my cardboard but I ain’t/served nothing but shit
#8: been occupying/busy ass median strip/by the new whole foods
#9: they either avert/guilty eyes or break down while/idling at stoplight
#10: car exhaust smells like/five-dollar bills to me now/wine to build gut fire

Monday, November 17

TOP TEN PERSONAL MANTRAS WHILE CHOPPING DOWN SENSELESS CRAVING VINES WITH A KUKRI MACHETE

#1: TiP TOEiNG iN MY/MOCCASiNS MADE FROM MOONSHiNE/& BAREFOOT CALLOUS
#2: CAPiTAL JiHAD/LiME GREEN SHEMAGH TiED WiTH PRiDE/JUST LiKE HUNTiNG DEER
#3: ASSASSiNATiON/HASHiSH KUKRi MACHETE/MASTER AMAZiNG
#4: GRACE ACHiEVED THRU ACTS/OF REAL SHiT NOT ABSTRACTiON/OF $$$ TRiCKLES
#5: CHARiTY BEGiNS/iN THE HEART NO (bank) ACCT/OTHERWiZARD TRiCKS
#6: TiP TOEiNG THRU BLOOD/STAiNED STREETS iCED-OUT HEARTS FORGOT/HOW TO FEEL REAL FiRE
#7: PURCHASiNG PRE-FAB/SUPER-FiCiAL HEAT WHiCH WARMS/SURFACE BUT NOT BONES
#8: i AM OF THE FiRE/TRiBE CAVEMAN MOLECULES STiLL/BURN iNSiDE MY HEART
#9: YOUR PURCHASED SCiENCE/MOCKS CAVEMAN MOLECULE THOUGHTS/AS LESSER THAN ZERO
#10: THUS i’M TiP TOEiNG/iN MY CAVEMAN MOCCASiNS/WiTH WELL-HONED KUKRi

Friday, November 14

TOP TEN NSA DATA BREACHES AMONG THE WHITE BIRCHES

#1: destroying devil/bi-building god - infinite/8 forever 8
#2: 0 1 0/is the newness H2O/basic building block
#3: basic destroying/block another brick in wall/0 1 0
#4: god made bricks to break/stained glass privileged bitches/stone cold ring music
#5: that “cast the first stone”/preaching meant to keep folks from/throwing fuckin’ bricks
#6: imaginary/sin imaginary vice/rich condemnation
#7: forever respect/ability politics/judge mentality
#8: I(3rd)-Self(conscious)/Lord(build-destroy) Am(raven)/Master(destiny)
#9: scatter tiny bronze/buddhas throughout blasting woods/of hunted chaos
#10: balaclava blaze/orangeheart burning with the fire/of thousand feathers

Thursday, November 13

TOP TEN MILES OF TRACK BETWEEN COLUMBIA & GLADSTONE ON THE CSX RIVANNA SUBDIVISION

#1: walking by big beasts/of industry tied to tracks/running back & forth
#2: toothless whining horn/warning so I step aside/let it rumble past
#3: searching hieroglyph/scribbles for familiar signs/my hand wrote before
#4: “bremo bluff haiku/river water baptism/saves mechanized souls
#5: I smile at that day/pulled happily from within/my skull’s hard-head drive
#6: Markal C Paintstik/hand’s natural extension/mind’s natural thought
#7: back end blinking light/follows the rumble meekly/whispering $$$
#8: natural silence/returns, river ripples cause/crinkling symphony
#9: blade shapes paintstik point/mind unleashes nonsense - box/cars become canvas
#10: “let these words wander/beyond library papers/which will one day burn

Wednesday, November 12

TOP TEN ALAN WATTS HERDING PARABLES FOR OX BAKER FANS

#1: searching for goddamned/ox somewhere in this cluster/of fuck and man shit
#2: FOOTPRINTS! high along/mountain paths where ravens roost/obvious ox prints
#3: the beast becomes clear/ass end sticking out tangled/thicket of madness
#4: I wrestle the beast/grasping at his massiveness/an exhausting fight
#5: finally roped in/my commands and his actions/become unified
#6: straddling his muscled/back I ride him home, back down/into man’s valleys
#7: home again peaceful/ox rests I rest no ropes whips/none necessary
#8: all-encompassing/nothing becomes as immense/as ox-ternity
#9: this world continues/spinning full circle constant/while my beard’s gone grey
#10: wandering man’s streets/a boy just a boy walks past/looking for ox prints

Tuesday, November 11

TOP TEN HOT NEW EDM LIFEHACKS FOR THAT DREAM JOB

#1: news is the drumbeat/BOOM BOOM worry BOOM worry/BOOM BOOM... and we dance
#2: instinctive ancient/travels of the mind follow/the BOOM BOOM worry
#3: morning alarms BLOOP/BLOOP BLOOP with fear, synthetic/sounds matching BOOM BOOM
#4: BLOOP BOOM BOOM worry/BOOM BOOM then this symphony/of productive BLIPs
#5: BOOM blip blip blip BOOM/blipping away the sunlight/hours, keeping BOOM time
#6: time no longer slips/into the future, simply/BLIP BLIP BLIP 'til gone
#7: except "simply" is/not quite right, complicated/process used BOOM BOOM
#8: bloop bloop BOOM BOOM blip/BOOM blip blip blip BOOM worry/BOOM BOOM BOOM then sleep
#9: unrestful fitful/worried sleep, anticipates/BLOOPs, worried 'bout BOOMs
#10: reduced to machine/thinking trance-like existence/BOOM blip BOOM blip BOOM

Monday, November 10

TOP TEN MAMA CALLED THE DOCTOR & THE DOCTOR SAIDS

#1: haiku expertise/exists in four directions/white red yellow brown
#2: reality smells/like wood smoke - culture's earthbone/skeleton burning
#3: thousand civilized/degrees don't mean shit next to/one simple frog splash
#4: art barr or bash 0/bash 1 too, bash 'em all &/let god sort 'em out
#5: I scribble drivel/to drive data demons/away with low stakes
#6: opposable thumb/drive conceals monkey-headed/madness, encrypted
#7: ways of the river/taught me "monkey-head" pride, like/golden rays of sun
#8: monkey-head lacks fear/lacks respect for sitting still/lacks man's mental chains
#9: monkey-head haiku/is the wintertime goal line/cross it start over
#10: monkey-head spirit/forced to idle in desk chair/internal splashes

Friday, November 7

TOP TEN SWOOSHES OF BIG CHIEF'S BROOM

#1: Chief Bromden was right/about the fog about the/unseen wires buzzing
#2: this industrial/psychology THEY've installed/in us unliving
#3: "UNLOUNGIN'" caw crows/no longer willing to pick/our dead cyborg flesh
#4: mental processes/become rainbow doom cogwheels/infiltrating heart
#5: heart is organic/pumps raw blood thru arteries/bypassing bitch mind
#6: but mechanized mind/be like "THIS COULD BE US HEART/BUT YOU JUST PLAYING"
#7: mind has posted pic/of crushing mechanism/flattening pig heart
#8: mind posted this on/heart's twitter timeline, now heart/feels threatened, unsafe
#9: mind is relentless/trolling heart lolling at heart's/sensitivity
#10: mind doesn't realize/it too was once organic/not a fucking tool

Thursday, November 6

TOP TEN RIFF RAFF NECK TATTOOS

#1: POETiC RiFF RAFF/JUST TRASH RiGHT TRASH WHiTE TRASH MiGHT/BURN iN WORKiNG HELL
#2: NOTHiNGS DANGEROUS/MEDiCATED COLLECTiVE/SELF HOLLOW TiN THOUGHTS
#3: TiN THOUGHTS MAKE TiN KNiVES/WHiCH SUCK AT PERMEATiNG/uhh PENETRATiNG
#4: LOL DOUBLE/PENETRATiNG LiFE WiTH PiMP/& CiRCUMSTANCES
#5: BiTCH ALGORiTHMS/AUTO-CORRECTiNG HAiKOO/WRiTTEN iN ROBOT
#6: FiNGERFUCK KEYBOARDS/CLUSTERFUCK CONSCiOUSNESS STREAM/STREAMiNG iNTERNET
#7: TiN KNiVES MAKE POOR SHANKS/TiN LiVES MAKE POOR SHAYKHS TiN MiNES/MiNED MiND MiNDiNG "MiNE"
#8: "iT'S CALLED TiME PEOPLE/& iF YOU DON'T SLOW DOWN &/REALiZE..." SAiD PROPHET
#9: CANDYFLAKE HEARTS DRiP/LiKE MOLASSES ALONG LiFE'S/MEANDERiNG PATH
#10: NOMAD WANDERiNG/MATH STRUCTURE CiTiES GRiDLOCK/DiALED THE FUCK iN

Wednesday, November 5

Final Hand-to-Hand Haiku Showdown of 2014

So this is the end of the second year of this thing, Saturday, November 8, at BON Cafe Wildstyle Spot on South Street about two blocks off the stupid Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. There is a $5 suggested encouraged you might as well cover at the door (capped at $15 per family, if you are bringing family, which you should, because this is family-friendly). There will be a large year-end championship tournament. It says Invitational but I may let anybody compete because I am a practicing chaoticist. Also there will be music by Harli Saxon, an amazing young singer-songwriter from the area. And of course there will be all the normal Raven Mack Rojonekku nonsense gibberish.

I contemplated putting a dagger into the heart of these events, but I have been conjuring spirits by my field rock altar, and envisioning a revamped format for 2015. So we will be back for a new season next calendar year. But, as always (which is not so obvious being this is only the second year), we will take off the winter, horde our haiku nuts for self, sit by the fire wearing fresh pelts so fresh and so clean clean, and prepare both physically and mentally and heartfully for next year. But let's go out with a blast. Let us conjure up and manifest "It". What is "It"? I don't know. I don't even know "I". If I can't know "I" which seems by our language to be the first half of "It", how can I truly know "It", in a way that can define it using the limitation of words? I can't. But we will try to manifest "It" in full and living motherfucking effect, on November 8. Word is bond (as well as bondage).

ADDITIONAL NOTE ABOUT THE COMPETITION ITSELF ON NOVEMBER 8: Competitors are coming from east, north, south, and west. Originally I had envisioned this as an invitation-only competition, but instead it's going to be wide open to whoever wants to compete, though those who have competed and won in the past will be advanced out of preliminary round. You can use any haiku from throughout the year as well, as it's 2014 Championship so to speak, so again, word.

TOP TEN REALITIES FACING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SINCE POOR WHITES ARE TOO STUPID TO NOT BE POOR & STUPID, GOD

#1: Nu World Order pale/beast with TRI-angle horseshoes/silent march thru minds
#2: full militarized/missile-tipped internet for/checking your emails
#3: TRI-angles dangle/from gold chain - me dalliance/with actual wealth
#4: with factual stealth/contractual dirth to still/own actual earth
#5: TRI-bull ism/last stand against TRI-angle/ecosystem down
#6: TRI-um viral vids/circulate thru FB feed/I'm like clicking like
#7: teh mouse in the wall/actually clicks when you/press your luck WHAMMY!
#8: big bucks plus a spin/is all our dream, chasing cream/around dazzleboards
#9: "WHERE'S MY HOVERCRAFT?"/demands the old man; "depends"/jokes the housepainter
#10: he was thinking of/old woman, oral sex, jokes/to laugh away lives

Tuesday, November 4

TOP TEN TRIANGLES ENCODED IN THE LYRICS TO B.I.G.'S "JUICY"

#1: #IAmHipHop - south/bronx tenement rubble brick/smashing thru windows
#2: #IAmHipHop - eight/layers of sprayed paint adorn/every surface
#3: #IAmHipHop - cab/driver cursing in patois/at destination
#4: #IAmHipHop - lunch/money flinging out pockets/during bus stop worm
#5: #IAmHipHop - "black/CNN" quoting thinkpiece/thinking it knows shit
#6: #IAmHipHop - white/kids on rural commune claim/Crips, stealing dad's weed
#7: #IAmHipHop - Ford/Taurus station wagon with/spinner wheel covers
#8: #IAmHipHop - fast/food ad with tinny "boom bap"/mental entrapment
#9: #IAmHipHop - Jay/Zig Zag Zig Illumine Not/E=MC
#10: #IAmHipHop - cult/apropes, ass simulated/becoming background