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, February 1

frybread sonnet #022: IOWA CAUCUSES

We get what we deserve, also what we allow.
Only natural during current four-decade
oligarchy growth that branded people would vow
allegiance to billionaires, beyond well-paid

but looking to maintain bizness as usual -
an abomination against social contract
where governing body guarantees mutual
benefit of all people (not parties); we've backed

these bastards for years with "yeah, but which would be worst?"
We get what we allow, also what we deserve,
so billionaire president or a former first
lady with eight-digit net worth, not apt to serve

people, still makes sense, makes dollars, makes us believe
freedom brand marketing's still "working"... so naive.

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