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, August 31

TOP TEN STILL FEEL TOO DIRTY TOO STAINED TO BE ONE OF THEM











#1: don't ever feel quite/clean not like it seems all the/shinefaces feel clean
#2: burning bridges by/habit in big binge of self/(loathing) destruction
#3: know I need to heal/but only ever asked to/heel (which I refuse)
#4: wish I could say hope/felt real but overwhelmed by/lost in emptiness
#5: no self-importance/- millions (maybe billions) feel/this real emptiness
#6: "it could be worse" you're/told meant to minimize pain/of your perceived real
#7: don't ever feel quite/clean six years sober but still/deeply scuffed with dirt
#8: face reality/or run - burn another bridge/enjoy the brief light
#9: real always catches/up when you're not distracted/enough - there it is
#10: those moments stay hard/I often wish for shineface/safety nets... comfort

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