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, January 20

TOP TEN WISPS OF OAK INTO THE MORNING AIR

#1: woodsmoke creosote/thicken-chokes inside chimney/built by dead people
#2: cold mornings leaving/my house shitty truck warms slow/home chimney breathes smoke
#3: our way of living/is hard to insure requires/extra paperwork
#4: play with fire get burned/yet live without fire lose force/lose raw connection
#5: caveman molecules/require recalibration/by regular fire
#6: advancing beyond/necessity of fire does/not feel like progress
#7: black scuffs on both hands/from scraping creosote with/wire brush yesterday
#8: black scars on human/heart from surviving dark past/fire for light and warmth
#9: fire gave folks comfort/staked shelter to home’s heart (hearth)/why we woodstove still
#10: life without fire ain’t/living - warming bones burning/bridges lighting dark

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