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, May 17

freestyle sonnet #046: RECESSION OR DEPRESSION OR DYING DREAMS WE'LL NEVER SEE

Many waking up from the American dream,
realizing all we manufacture is drama
nowadays, put back to sleep by digital stream
of unconsciousness - psychic bombard lacks comma

in this exclamatory period. A deep
fog has rolled in off the edges of existence,
debilitated by depression often - steep
inclines betweens highs and lows, futile resistance

to social contract recessions committed. Still,
in bed at night I stare up at well-stained drywall
and wonder "is it worth it?" Far less check than bill
these days; far less hope we'll sustain more  growth than stall.

Speaking of stall, perhaps sad due to livestock state,
and exceptional consumption ain't all that great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dying dreams we'll never see.