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, 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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