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.

Wednesday, February 10

frybread sonnet #026: ODE TO NO WEEKS EVER END CLASS PEOPLE

No more weekends in AmeriKKKa - remain working
whenever possible (even when not got paid)
because status slipping (into noose?), doom lurking
so seven days forever slob, dreaming of shade,

motherfuckin' vacation long past overdue
but don't come in bright-colored envelope so gets
ignored in the juggle; born in the struggle, flew
straight from womb into instability, no nets

to land in, high-wired self with amphetamine dream
states for long periods, but now mostly reside
(hide?) in the vicodin fog; land still ruled by C.R.E.A.M.
so even as unemployed steadily stay applied

for new position, for refinance of my none;
ain't no off-days for slow death, deep breath, uncock gun.

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