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, 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

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