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 12

frybread sonnet #013: REFINANCING PAPERWORK

Braving new world's new year of accumulated
debt, and still building more; things fall apart right quick
when piecemealed secondhand but also created
to fail, built to break; we've replaced actual brick

with slick facade, things that can be fixed with complex
over-complications still adding up to less
quality of life (it feels); natural reflex
is to be frustrated, not having makes a mess

of self-identity; what did I do wrong to not
be able to provide like all others do seem.
Nothing; it's an illusion; ev'rybody's got
trick methods for juggling, appearing to still dream

that stereotypical American one,
where all seems to be new, nice, and way more than none.

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