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.

Friday, April 8

freestyle sonnet #038: TOMTOMFEST GRAFFITI MURAL ERASES MEMORY OF JAMES HEMINGS

Local imagineering illuminati one
percent elites holding annual TOMTOMFEST
named for famous slaveholder President; a fun
fact often pointed out is T. Jefferson blessed

his "favorite" slave - James Hemings, with trips to France,
even freed him later in life - TomTom's wife and James
were half-siblings by shared white father's slave romance,
which TomTom recreated with slave he held claims

over; Sally was James' younger sister, as well
as half-sibling to TomTom's spouse, plus bore six kids
from TomTom's sperm, all born slaves upon mountain cell
plantation; once freed James' life remained on skids,

suffering post-traumatic self-medication, died
delirious in Baltimore by suicide.

- James Hemming wikipedia page
- fuck tomtomfest forever

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