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.

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

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