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.

Thursday, May 12

freestyle sonnet #044: THE REASON TRUMP MIGHT BE NEXT PRESIDENT

Shineface pundits analyze Trump cards royal flush
of ordained oligarchy, but make no mistake -
corrupt billionaire ain't saving grace which will crush
corrupt billionaires. Real people recognize fake;

but people been down so long got no fucks to give.
My pops was lifelong chainsaw mechanic, died young
(by conventional average), so didn't live
to see this day, but that lifelong frustration sprung

from him before self-medication took its toll;
he would've been down for Trump, I know, not with pride
but with almost nihilist no fucks left lost soul
abandoned by exceptionalism, denied

the audacity of hope. So what's left? Voting
against pre-fab talking points pundits are quoting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He just might...