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

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