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, November 22

freestyle sonnet #059: WORKING WHITE WHISPERER PUNDITS WILL BE SHOT

Working white whisperers coming out the woodwork
attempting from privilege to explain pain...
I sit here ingrained with shame, failure demons lurk,
my last name a shitstain which suits can't white trash-splain

quite like I know it. Working white underclass men
rarely graduate beyond that segregated
"other" America - rural wasteland pigpen
left behind ten times over; waste duplicated

through psychology into medicated haze
of sense of self. Trust me... I know. (Who gives a fuck?
Who truly gives a fuck beyond finding fresh ways
to sell false sense of shit existence to those stuck

too far up ladder to even try reaching back down?)
White working class identities remain shitstained brown.

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