RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who does all types of things, daily. The best place to get it right now is his Patreon or find his books at Amazon.

Tuesday, August 23

freestyle sonnet #053: A REVIEW OF J.D. VANCE'S NEW MEMOIR "HILLBILLY ELEGY"

I only buy used books because new books too damn
expensive for man of limited finances
like myself, as real life creates relentless slam
against me (like most people), so J.D. Vance's

Hillbilly Elegy's too new to trickle down
to my secondhand bookshelf, but I seen that dude's
shineface on TV, perfectly suited: "small town
white working class" blah blah bullshit boss attitudes

about bootstraps and Trump votes, but nothing about
broken people given a fuckin' chance to heal;
just "jobs" more shitty ass jobs lacking any clout
or hope... Hope's lost completely in many folk's real

world day-to-day - broken beyond social repair,
but y'all bighead shinefaces never seem to care.

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