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.

Monday, November 30

Sunday, November 29

concrete merchant marine ships
make bay mouth barrier; big
water birds build no-man nests

TOP TEN SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES IN COUNTRY BOYS


#1: FARM-RAISED COUNTRYBOYS/SKINTONE DYED TO APPEAR WILD/BUT GENETIC MODS
#2: GENETICALLY/MODIFIED LATE MODEL STOCK/CARS RACE DIRT CIRCLES
#3: FARM-RAISED RURAL SOUTH/BUT ALSO APPALACHIAN/GREATER DOOMED FOOTPRINTS
#4: GENETICALLY/ENGINEERED ALONG STRIP-MINED/HUMAN RESOURCE PLANS
#5: FARM-RAISED AS LABOR/NOTHING MORE, AVERAGE MULE/OF AN ALPHA MALE
#6: GENETICALLY/PREDISPOSED TO ADDICTION/AND SELF-DESTRUCTION
#7: FARM-RAISED BUT "FREE RANGE"/IF BY "FREE" YOU MEAN TRAPPED IN/NOTION OF NATION
#8: GENETICALLY/MODIFIED ORGANISM/PSYCHIC LABEL "TRASH"
#9: FARM-RAISED SO TO SPEAK/BUT WHERE SUB-URBAN FACADES/SPIRAL OUT CONTROL
#10: GENETICALLY/MANIFESTING DUST & ME/ORGANIC DIRTGOD
extension cord to camper
runs through uninhabited
lands not waste but feral

Saturday, November 28

Friday, November 27

Thursday, November 26

"appropriating" culture
while influenced by culture
while creating new culture

Wednesday, November 25

alcoholic trash blossoms
like mushroom spores along paths
following river highways
silly buddha said to me
"knock knock"; "who's there"; "orange"; "orange who";
“orange you glad we’re suffering”

Tuesday, November 24

Monday, November 23

TOP TEN BULLET POINTS ON MY GOVT GIG CV HIGHLIGHTING MY SPECIAL TALENTS


#1: immense tentacles/of bureaucratic beast chokes/all my dreams to death
#2: elohel, as if/I still dreamed -  too tired from lack/of heart sustenance
#3: people keep moving/keep breathing keep producing/keep hiding in fog
#4: tentacles of beast/metamorphosize into/tendrils inside brain
#5: brain becoming mine/hollowed out stripped of heart dreams/turned into dark cave
#6: success comes to those/who are successful; the rest/waste precious spaces
#7: only dream during/the day, staring blindly at/empty data screens
#8: body depleted/of spirit, magnesium,/starshine, omegas
#9: I am new zombie -/full of smart shit, yet lacking/actual living
#10: "what do you do for/a living?" - I pretend I'm/not already dead
reflective technologies
create the impressions of
open sharing; it’s a trick
atmospheric conditions
mean little when trapped on same
level as native devils

Sunday, November 22

TOP TEN CAWS OF THE CROW INSIDE THE WOODS LAST WEEK


#1: ragged crow sees old/masters of carcass picking/peck at dead raccoon
#2: survival requires/nothing more than not dying,/remaining alive
#3: I scatter peanuts/but the crows know I'm a man/with threatening brain
#4: during the days, crows/bask in sunlight, talking shit,/while I work inside
#5: metaphysical/existence best expressed by/cawwing symphony
#6: "burn your bridges, smash/your state, escape to the wild"/their caws say to me
#7: there's no escape from/being humane, from being/civilized, from "mind"
#8: my heart hears the caws/understands what they're saying/but mind overrules
#9: "you don't understand/their language," my mind tells me,/stifling survival
#10: lesson of the crows -/talk mad shit, eat death, survive -/don't let mind block gut

squamous cell commercial strips
blight earth marked for capital,
leaving the people empty

Saturday, November 21

failure demons haunt these hands -
impossible for them to
do what mind feels must be done
monkeyhead architecture
of simple geometry,
ignoring wild style fractals

Friday, November 20

burn this whole fucking thing down,
take it back to rubble and
ash; let’s fuck on the ruins

Thursday, November 19

cardboard recycling canvas
masterpieces scattered through
yard until weather destroys
mass manufactured buddhas
amass to help ease fractured
mind, to help massacre self

Wednesday, November 18

little scuffed golden buddha
got my dream job - sitting in
woods listening at the crows

Tuesday, November 17

Monday, November 16

atmosphere reflects ocean,
creating warm blue blanket to
hide our human perversions

Sunday, November 15

Saturday, November 14

Thursday, November 12

Tuesday, November 10

they will never gentrify
heaven, even though they build
rocket ships with that in mind

Monday, November 9

Sunday, November 8

I will take all the pictures
of raggedy ass roadside
vehicles that look fucked up

Saturday, November 7

Friday, November 6

confederate mountain goats
ain't ever gonna give up
hard-earned stubborn heritage

Thursday, November 5

TOP TEN INSTAGRAMZ OF HEART


#1: shards scattered like shit/seed along unsure half-stepped/life path still half-fucked
#2: try to be better/try to think clear & live right/still feel fucking doomed
#3: world full of judgments/taught the mirror how to hate/reflecting inputs
#4: still stab at nothing/stacking useless words into/useless clusterfucks
#5: absurd theater/of wanting validation/that life's not pointless
#6: "time's a flat circle"/said that slightly older dude/in Dazed & Confused
#7: silly Sisyphus/pushing that existential/boulder ev'ry day
#8: the message is fogged/(all of them) because there is/nothing to see-hear
#9: truth be told, I'm fog/condensed into this body/labeled "Raven Mack"
#10: external judgments/applied but from internal/angle - most absurd
resin buddha explaining
the Power of Lounge, sitting
underneath mushroom-brella
staring into side mirrors,
never focused completely
on vast potential ahead

Wednesday, November 4

Tuesday, November 3

Monday, November 2

Sunday, November 1

camper walls tagged up frantic
sharpie scribbles, asemic
ascetic genetic tags

TOP TEN POWER GRIDLOCK POWER STATION FIVE IN A ROWS










#1: feel like fucking up/feel like burning all bridges/in all directions
#2: the urge to sedate/still percolates with strength deep/inside my bloodstream
#3: facing life sober/seems as stupid as choosing/to die willingly
#4: facing life over/and over each day - same ol'/boring meaning less
#5: disinterested/in anything except crow/sounds deep in the woods
#6: disconnected from/gridlocking power structures -/forever outside
#7: well, not "forever"/as "I" am mortal as fuck/bound to fill a hole
#8: gonna fill a hole/in the ground real good one day/turn dirt to flowers
#9: true dirtgod theory -/life's dirt purifies dark soul/saves one from "whiteness"
#10: then again fuck it/ain't ever gonna be shit/but burnt bridge tinder
pokeberry bloodstains upon
my favorite Negro League
baseball jersey - home white Grays