RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who does all types of things, daily. The best place to get it right now is his Patreon or find his books at Amazon.

Monday, January 11

frybread sonnet #012: THE REIGN OF QUANTITIES

Manifesting real change - pay raises ain't progress
when enabling same ol' shit; wayward tradition
of "manifest destiny" can't succeed unless
it expands forever, which isn't condition

sustainable on terra firma in real life;
stock market crashes mean my zero percent stays
zero, hand-to-mouth pays no dividends (but strife
and stress) to heart; struggling to maintain decent ways

and means, ends only meet when supplemented by
secondhand scraps and absconded junk; recession
of hope manufactures depressed spirit, thus I
manifest real change, not slogans, not obsession

with new sheen to pretend same ol' shit smells fragrant;
human development still feels fairly vacant.

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