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, December 30

TOP TEN APPALACHIAN ALAMUTS

#1: mountain ppl is/mountain ppl - Kentucky/same as Kurdistan
#2: jutting rocks push folks/closer to heaven - closer/to mystical thought
#3: Hassan i-Sabbah/mountain compounds are scattered/thru Appalachia
#4: Nasreddin Shifflett/rides spinners he rides spinners/they’re never stopping
#5: mountain goat mystics/chew civilized overgrowth/then spit the real shit
#6: my beard represents/spirit not style - rebellion/against convention
#7: unshaved shinefaces/still smile with groomed style - oils of/privilege applied
#8: all my tattoos fade/all my elder oaks make shade/just devils stay paid
#9: AK-47s/become the paintbrush for those/denied their canvas
#10: mountain folks will rise/no matter how hard this world/tries to pull them down

TOP TEN HANDS I SHOOK CROSSING AFTON MOUNTAIN

#1: works at disabled/hard knocks university/born in waynesboro
#2: RIP Pop pics/faded angel tattoos on/mechanic’s shrunk skin
#3: Mustang 5.0/painted with jellybean shine/full of DUIs
#4: backwoods juggalos/juggling external judgments/with drug-infused smiles
#5: born to be wretched/I’m not too high & mighty/to know my people
#6: my own father’s grave/marker has chainsaw emblem/taught me stick & poke
#7: uncle in next plot/has racecar doing burnout/suicide victim
#8: speedy suicides/are wretched white trash birthrights/that’s our privilege
#9: y’all hate us (haters)/we self medicate madly/middle finger minds
#10: ignorant’s dust eyes/but wild earthdirt smiles still shine/with delusion’s dreams

don't forget (or recognize) issue I of Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts babble-zine still available
(issue II about a week or two away)

Monday, December 29

TOP TEN DR. DRE-SEUSS CHRONIC-INFUSED APPLES UP ON TOP

#1: digital sedate/mentality master bait/heart pump bloods stagnate
#2: derp syzzurp sippin’/synthetic time keeps slippin’/off track world trippin’
#3: language sounds weak rhymes/military horns end times/gabe’s trumpet sublimes
#4: infinite surface/makes finite mindframe nervous/misjudging purpose
#5: the struggle is real/personal jihad peace meal/multi-verse reveal
#6: (wack not whack) grammar/(attack teh intact) jammer/(i’m prisoned) slammer
#7: census deceptions/shard mirror self-reflections/cheap recollections
#8: welfare motel sex/floating grocery store checks/survival concepts
#9: I remember when…/8’s enough, no 9, no 10…/ink-filled livestock pen…
#10: purpose misconstrued/genetic language “light”-hued/declaring blood feud

Monday, December 22

TOP TEN GHOSTS AT DEJARNETTE SANITORIUM

#1: abandoned mental/hospitality houses/homeless ghost remains
#2: both while in practice/plus abandonment - always/avoid the basement
#3: segregation was/built off of gregor mendel’s/”scientific” law
#4: sterilized basement/sterilized humans making/them sterilized “white”
#5: “white” lacking color/lacking colored boxes in/mendel’s law gene charts
#6: white is not a race/it’s a finisher - tombstone/piledriver for all
#7: from improperly/undertaken bodies come/lost nomad spirits
#8: “ghosts” which haunt human/progress with the miseries/of ancient ways
#9: homeless living forced/to sleep with these ghosts tend to/self-medication
#10: we can’t sterilize/”white” thus poison & pollute/their world with wild sex

DON'T FORGET ROJONEKKU WORD FIGHTING ARTS ISSUE I EXISTS & IS FUCKING AWESOME

Friday, December 19

TOP TEN CHRISTMAS FUCKING MIRACLES

#1: last bi-weekly check/before consumer frenzy/holiday - with kids
#2: cut-off notices/go first, food, gas money to/stay working - what’s left?
#3: how much can we squeeze/three ways from almost nothing?/(yet much more than most)
#4: that’s American/existentialism - blessed/but with useless shit
#5: quality of life/undervalued - how many/five-star reviewed days?
#6: chasing injections/of fresh dopamine through *new*/stuff *new* shit *new* fuck
#7: things fall apart, thus/*new*'s been stepped on, dirtied up/lost its purity
#8: *new* is now worthless/but we all wanna stay high/diminished returns
#9: first generation/with less high than our parents/American dope
#10: quality of life/- knows no borders no dollars -/in your fuckin’ heart

Thursday, December 18

TOP TEN TRANSFORMATIONS INTO SNAKE TECHNOLOGIES

#1: never no strangeness/just straight struggling with crooked/world’s crooked ass ways
#2: haunted by failed dreams/never restful sleep tossing/& turning ‘til dead
#3: “sleep is the cousin/of death” said Nastradamus/thru rap prophecies
#4: stream of (un)conscious/churns out freestyle sonnetry/anonymity
#5: obscure lives losing/power infiltrated by/small predator drones
#6: imagine 3rd eye/is real where is it pointed/RIGHT THE FUCK NOW YO
#7: small invisible/predator drone buzzbots snake/thru 3rd eye entry
#8: snake philosophies/polluting neural pathways/sneak down spine to heart
#9: anti-biotic/pro-robotic gut bombs make/for snake intestines
#10: eventually/slithering thru life wishing/for legs to still stand

Tuesday, December 16

TOP TEN BRUSHFIRES OF THE HUMANITIES

#1: br1dg3 cr0ss1ng r1v3r/sp4nn1ng b3tw33n tw1n w0rld b4nkz/d3m4nd1ng b4nk sh1t
#2: r1v3r cr0ss1ng 34rth/cr0ss1ng sky cr0ss1ng mVlt1/v3rs3 v3rs3d 1n ch4ng3z
#3: 34rth d3m0nl0rdz/3mb3zzl3 4bstr4ct10nz fr0m/43th3r - f3Vd4l1stz
#4: fVt1l3 0rg4n1z3d/r3s1st4nc3 0nly str3ngth3nz/1nhVm4n3 3g0z
#5: (c1v1l)(1z)(n4t10n)/h4s d33p t3nt4cl3z - 0nly/d3-r00t3d by f!r3
#6: br1dg3z c0nn3ct1ng/(c1v1l)(1z)(n4t10n)’z strVctVr3z/l1k3 f4ls3 4rt3r13z
#7: th3 s1mpl3 4ct 0f/bVrn1ng br1dg3z 1s r3v0lt/w3’r3 t1r3d 0f dr0wn1ng
#8: br1dg3z m34n n0th1ng/t0 th0s3 dr0wn1ng - l1v3z “w4st3d”/”sp3nt” Vnd3r w4t3r
#9: fr0m h1gh 0n b4nkz c0m3/pr0m1s3s 0f 0xyg3n/st1ll 1 4m dr0wn1ng
#10: 1f y0V c4n r34d th1s/t1m3 1s n0w - t1nd3r'z 1n pl4c3/f!r3 f!r3 pr3tty f!r3

Monday, December 15

TOP TEN ANGLES FOR SMARTS

#1: Macho Man Randy/Savage is your new Lincoln/Continental champ
#2: behind coin arcade/we smoked dirtweed like dirtbags/as was tradition
#3: the face spoke folksy/positivity “brother”s/earth space folk approved
#4: the steel cage grudge match/of soul Devil Sullivan/versus Dusty Rhodes
#5: when me & my dad/got high he spoke highly of/Rip Hawk Swede Hanson
#6: belief genetics/poor white trash where freedom’s still/real to us dammit
#7: tea party marks cheer/as well-groomed face champions/liberty dollars
#8: my camouflage mask/conceals my identity/this loser left town
#9: fuck American/Championship Wrestling with/history’s right-wrong
#10: I dream of dirtweed/mindframe again so simple/so naive so pure

.

Rojonekku zine

Friday, December 12

TOP TEN ETERNAL TRUTHS OF TINY DESK BUDDHA

#1: miniature jade green/replica resin buddha/laugh out loud “resin”
#2: black tourmaline scrap/in front flat robot screen map/harp beaming third eye
#3: flaky amethyst/as unpolished as myself/hiding from watch eyes
#4: supervisory/laughter sounds like rocket blasts/firing at safe soul
#5: nowhere to run-hide/all my base belong to them/just kidding - jokes on me
#6: oh tiny buddha/your manufactured smile seems/genuinely so
#7: wonder what far-flung/factories your tiny eyes/have seen - feet have walked
#8: is my condition/poured from same mold - is there hope/I’ll one day smile too
#9: within uncut woods/winter white quartz surfaces/ready for harvest
#10: this weekend I hope/to disappear stacking stone/scraps into haiku

Thursday, December 11

TOP TEN DESTINIES MANIFEST IN IDLING SCRIBBLES

#1: t1m3z r0m4n 3nd t1m3z/4Vt0-pr0gr4m 0ppr3ss1v3 f0nts/m1l1t4r1z3d w0rdz
#2: v0w3lz m4n1f3st/syll4b1c d3st1ny thVs/w3 mVst d3c0nstrVct
#3: f3r4l tr1b3 sp1r4lz/c0l0n1z3d 1nt0 l0ck3d gr1dz/s0l1t4ry l1f3
#4: scr4p1ng g0ld fr0m 34rth/fl4tt3n1ng s4cr3d m0Vnt41nz/3sc4p1ng t0 m4rz
#5: y0Vr r0m4n w4r g0dz/w0n’t sVrv1v3 tr14l by f1r3/(m34n1ng tr1b4l f1r3z)
#6: 4m3r1c4n wh1t3/4 sVpr3m4c1st cr34t10n/myth pVr3 cryst4l myth
#7: d3str0y l4ngV4g3z/t0y1ng w1th psych0l0gy/d3str0y3r pr0gr4mz
#8: 3v3n 1n th1s 4ct/3y3’m l1m1t3d by k3yb04rd/c0mpVt3r pr0gr4mz
#9: c1v1l1z4t10n/m4d3 0f c0ncr3t3 n0t p30pl3/h3ld t0g3th3r f4ls3
#10: r3tr1b4l1z3 l1f3/1n r34l l1f3 f1r3z n0 r0b0tz/h1-j4ck1ng 0Vr h34rtz

Wednesday, December 10

TOP TEN SIGNS YOUR OLD STOMPING GROUNDS HAS BEEN REVITALIZED

#1: gas station coffee/maybe flavored creamer not/never espresso
#2: unadvertised soul/food because it’s regular/never “organic”
#3: wonder bread thrift store/cheap as fuck snack cakes for kids/never no pastries
#4: weekend flea market/bootleg ev’rything never/no credit all cash
#5: earth-toned clothes from earth/dirt dust grime of getting by/never “earth-tone” clothes
#6: three rims one donut/potholes patched for years never/no new black asphalt
#7: windowless corner/store blunts quarts & utz singles/never microbrew
#8: dandelion sprouts/thru cracked neglected sidewalk/not yet rounded up
#9: old lady next door/still waves hi ev’ry morning/no one gazing down
#10: ev’rything dirty/yet aware alive not yet/sterilized & gone
.
.
.
things from raven's heart and/or mind I guess

Tuesday, December 9

TOP TEN TATTOOS ON OLD LADIES IN NEW SOUTH DIVE BARS

#1: grandmas with tattoos/loose leathery upper arm/faded pegasus
#2: just black ink meaning/dulled down green by sun shining/over endless greys
#3: joint-mouth leprechauns/bare tittied tinkerbells with/flash art flapping wings
#4: never no color/never no hope for color/faded forever
#5: ass tigers, shoulder/butterflies, ass crevice stamps/of cursive phrasings
#6: demarcated from/pure, dissed by function, wretched/trash americans
#7: trash generations/picked apart by pig snouts from/swine generations
#8: trash living beyond/digital divide, hollers/behind prison walls
#9: wretched of the earth/wretched of america/we’re all so wretched
#10: one day these lizard/lords will disappear, leaving/us to scrap ourselves


rojonekku word fighting arts support aka crap

Monday, December 8

TOP TEN PRAYERS TO THE WINTER OAK IN EARLY MORNING DIM-LIGHT

#1: agenda driven/ignoring humanity/fuckin’ animals
#2: discussion disgust/praying for dust & demise/of civilized guts
#3: detachment from real/virtual is the new real/inhumane distance
#4: the revolution/will not be digitized will/still be live brutha
#5: I’m not pretending/to speak for resistance, my/voice is still refuse
#6: trash gets left behind/thrown away, no recycling/assimilation
#7: I know nothing as/I am nothing, always was/from the beginning
#8: built-in digicam/stealth aimed at third eye, fogging/up inner-vision
#9: in-activism/hiding in woods with elder/oaks - white, black, & red
#10: trees will always stand/taller than humanity’s/rubbish & rubble

.
clearing out truth-free One Thousand Feathers pamphlets - $1 plus shipping for box full

Friday, December 5

TOP TEN MOST RECENT PRESIDENTIAL MISSIONS

#1: Obama mission/make weak shit seem radical/increase police state
#2: continue cash-out/for far upper echelon/strengthen masterplan
#3: Bush second mission/manufacture fear, trigger/secretive cash-out
#4: expand world police/state, hand-me-downs coming home/strengthen masterplan
#5: Clinton (first?) mission/down-home-ify U.S. world/brand, make it seem quaint
#6: enter networks world/wide, creating wireless “I”s/strengthen masterplan
#7: Bush first mission, tip/dominoes across golden/Arab desert, smile
#8: “one thousand points of/light” illuminate dark age/strengthen masterplan
#9: Reagan mission, talk/like good bizness cowboy while/cold war walls fall down
#10: equate drugs-reds-poors/as enemies of “freedom”/strengthen masterplan

TOP TEN SECRET SOCIETIES IN MY BRAIN & MAYBE HEART SOMETIMES

#1: Hassan i-Sabbah/Redneck Order Smoking Hash/Under Pint Glasses
#2: Raw Appalachian/Orthodox Blue Ridge Chapter/Sufi Mysticals
#3: Central Virginia/Outlaw Nigerian Dwarf/Goatfighters Union
#4: North American/Randy Macho Man Savage/Replica Humans
#5: Society of/No Manufactured Dramas/Ignore All Haters
#6: Alpha-Omega/Ionic Treatise Studies/Gothic Futurists
#7: Inner-visional/Electronic Wavelength-free/Machete Makers
#8: Builder-Destroyer/Infinite Balance Seeker/Master-fool Self-Lords
#9: 69 Masters/Sexual Expression of/Yin-Yang Principle
#10: Han-shan & Shih-te/Scribbler of Idle Freight Trains/Gladstone thru Strathmore

Thursday, December 4

TOP TEN DEAD BATTERIES IN POLICE CAMERAS

#1: thankful for hard-fought/sanctuary cultured at/what I call my home
#2: hasn’t always been/like that; this world ain’t built for/easy traversal
#3: these heavy-handed/systems became obvious/thru recent events
#4: but those heavy hands/been pounding for centuries/beat lots of folks down
#5: remember to stay/sane, find safe houses, culture/some sanctuary
#6: support each other/don’t tear each other down, start/stifling your shared fire
#7: save that fire for what/deserves it, always deserved/it, since beginning
#8: rotten wood burns quick/surprisingly quick once you/actually light it
#9: if you know me &/need me, reach out; let me be/an ear, hand, shoulder
#10: hopefully we’ll be/asking ourselves “what next?” not/”again?” in one year

Wednesday, December 3

master peaces four

Jack Tripper
 Jack Tripper
Jack Tripper

TOP TEN SIMPLE EQUI-FACTS TO IMPROVE YOUR FUCK

#1: attachments to fruits/of akshun - attachment to/solar light for life
#2: these echo chambers/reverb irate that outside/sounds are different
#3: “they can’t” but they will/freedom to kill downstream dreams/dammed if you do-don’t
#4: attachments to cords/of slight - visualizing/chopping machete
#5: emotion fractures/create faultlines in all hearts/heal, motherfuckers
#6: no eyes see heart scars/judgeshame shamejudge mint julep/alternative “whites”
#7: if you hate the world/we live, build something more than/self-esteem thru hate
#8: “at others’ expense”/is bizness as usual/people aren’t bizness
#9: fuck bizness practice/fuck bizness execution/execute bizness
#10: “if service is free/you're the product” says brochure/at ellis island

Tuesday, December 2

master peaces three

ceremonies reverb irate bout
“business as usual”
 ceremonies reverb irate bout
“business as usual”
 ceremonies reverb irate bout
“business as usual”
ceremonies reverb irate bout
“business as usual”

TOP TEN WHITE PPL SHOCKING WHITE PPL W/ SHOCKING REVELATIONS ABOUT WHITE PPL

#1: where’s sanctuary/in endlessly abusive/world built by asses
#2: literal asses/stubborn donkey minds - affirm/their self through study
#3: affirmed self becomes/self-ish, demanding all seen/all known bowing down
#4: judge mental shame fool/people devoid of color/with sterilized hearts
#5: know-it-alls always/have known it all - all ways point/back to their lording
#6: descending on-high/down to the rest of us is/tiring - condescend
#7: both left & right too/right to hear outside insight/not from up on-high
#8: meanwhile lost lifelong/strugglers continue to shuck/scraps, jive creditors
#9: “the valley of death”/is 85% of/”god”forsaken earth
#10: eye’m not from on-high/eye’m not your boogie savior/trick knowledge asses