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, February 2

frybread sonnet #023: SOLIDARITY NOT SOLITUDE FOR SELF-MEDICATORS

The not-drinking, not-blurring harsh realities
never gets easier. Life's too fucking real for
too many people, drowning in anxieties
sometimes generations deep, surviving a war

against themselves through medication of self. Souls
stubborn as fuck but spirits feeling week, feeling
out of control, alone, but these internal holes
more dark than safe known by many of us. Peeling

back the layers ain't easy, ever - shit is fucked,
but YOU ARE NOT ALONE, understand that faces
you pass while fogged in your darkness also have tucked
those same worries down to navigate shared spaces -

so many feel out of control but it's never shown;
hold shit together to survive - YOU'RE NOT ALONE

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