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.

Monday, January 30

dumpster diving memories -
pigs dining on birthday cakes,
crab legs, and watermelon
truck once was my grandpa's; I
drove it 'til blown head gasket
left it missing cylinder
stray buddha's satchel stays light -
disappearing when distant
train horn jumpstarts wanderheart

Sunday, January 29

hiding out beneath the wires
means out in the wide open;
there is no unplotted space

TOP TEN MEDITATIONS UPON PERSONAL AFFRONT BY HACKNET WRITER W/WEAK SPIRIT







#1: b1g d4t4 b1tch3z/s34rch 3ng1n3 0pt1m1z3d w1th/th31r v3r1f13d ch3cks
#2: d1g1t4l-b4s3d g0dz/l4ck1ng 4Vnth3nt1c1tY/- cl41m th3Y r34l 4s fVck
#3: c0mp0Vnd3d 3g0/l4cks s0l1d gr0Vnd1ng; w3 bV1ld/w34k 1d3nt1t13z
#4: r4v1sh1ng r1ck rVd3/k1ss t0 th3 h4t3rz - th1nk1n'/y0V v3rb4l sh00t3rz
#5: *F1R3* br4nd1ng 0Vrs3lv3s/s0m3 th1ng 3xtr'0rd1n4rY/bVt n4h... m0r3 0f s4m3
#6: d1rtg0d j3w'lz n3v3r/p0l1sh, r3m41n 3mb3dd3d/1n tr4sh 3t3rn4l
#7: th3 dYst0p14/h4s sVrpr1s1ng nVmb3r 0f/3nt3rt41nm3nt 0ps
#8: r3m41n 0bs0l3t3/- r3m41n wh0 y0V 4r3 d3sp1t3/st4t1st1c pr0m1s3
#9: r3m41n p3rs1st3nt/1n n0t b31ng 0n3 0f th3m/wh0 pr4Yz t0 nVmb3rz
#10: r34l 4s fVck f4c4d3/t41l0r-m4d3 f0r m4l3 b1tch3z/t0 c0spl4Y st4tVs

TOP TEN EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF SURVIVAL REALITIES ENFORCED BY HUMAN NATURE


#1: the future is fire/clutches of cleanish water/feral collectives
#2: carry what you can/into future - leave behind/extra detritus
#3: all necessary/for survival already/in our possession
#4: cataclysmic Earth/gonna still have stubborn heart/people surviving
#5: seismic sediments/unsettled - never truly/"settled" in first place
#6: contrarian thumbs/caused astral plane tectonics/not rooted in "real"
#7: no believer in/human supremacy - too/much counter data
#8: calculate futures/according to sunrises/- not zero through nines
#9: immaterial/mathematics based in heart/uneducated
#10: the future's feral/which triggers fear endorphins/in those "shelter" trapped
working masses harvest gold,
manufacture wealth for those
above, and labor ’til death

Friday, January 27

Thursday, January 26

Wednesday, January 25

blissful physical spirit
exploding with energy
positive but impatient

freestyle sonnet #069: READING ABOUT MERTHYR UPRISING 1831

(more info on Merthyr Rising)

Tidal wave of corruption hits with sudden thrust,
on that In God We Trust dolla dolla self-just
-ification tip - the apple pie's upper crust

plus-one percenting themselves (yet again), feigning
Christian foundation same time hard times is raining
on all us... "You don't understand" white mansplaining

the situation. But check it out - Blood or Bread,
it's that fuckin' simple; build your temples to dead
presidents, live off inherited wealth, but red

flags will fly once your corrupt wave recedes. No man
is immune to re(sistant)action. Factions can
penetrate any nation-state, fracturing plan

of "master" minds, so be aware people conspire

to correct monumental thrusts with human fire.
middle class praying to their
megachurch leisure god; don't
sleep - Earth rapture is coming
worked in charcoal factory
for two days; did training with
dude with “ozzy” finger tats

Tuesday, January 24

real reduced by perception;
and yet militant humans
demand their realness be honored

freestyle sonnet #068: SONNET ODE TO BURNING K-STREET LIMOUSINE ON J-20

Perhaps protest involving smashing large plate glass
windows or fake ass nazis is not quite your cup
of free trade tea, but as for me, with my broke ass
lacking hope for voting system to "not fucked up",

I fully support such endeavors, with full force
of lifelong frustrations plenty generations
old. Sure, for some (with sums) political discourse
still makes sense (plus dollars), and obliterations

of cherished white marble shinefaced institutions
is confusing and likely upsetting, but fuck
it... y'all pretend presidents are revolutions,
and change is incremental, which is true when stuck

in traditional theatrical acts of change;
we stomping (I hope) into epic rearrange.
obscure ascetic monks walk
unhighlighted paths daily,
with strength of heart, undeterred

Monday, January 23

neighbors down road shooting guns,
walked out on porch to listen;
once it stopped, “USA!” yells
domesticated gamecocks -
ready to ruffle feathers
but little true wild nature left
scratching uplifting brightness
from horribly negative
world; pan out beyond details

Sunday, January 22

TOP TEN SILENT CONTEMPLATIONS AGAINST ACCEPTED ORDERS

#1: hidden symmetries/invisible inside soul/unveiling these words
#2: don't believe in I/- hard to explain processess/tapping unconscious
#3: men want ownership/- ev'ry acre, ev'ry mine,/ev'ry waking thought
#4: repeating dhikr/in my heart but afraid to/be out loud 'bout it
#5: "embracing Allah"/manufactures translations/made through "free" fetish
#6: waiting for science/to validate value of/love leaves one wanting
#7: don't pretend to know/- "do I?" meditations made/so long as living
#8: hidden symmetries/calculated by supreme/math (I barely count)
#9: freedoms built upon/material immersion/deny the aether
#10: free to calculate/natural rhythms beyond/mind's understanding

TOP TEN FAILED PURITIES OF LIFELONG CALL-OUT TO BE POLITICALLY PERFECT


#1: N0N-PR0BL3M4T1C/M0TH3RFVCK3RZ D0N'T 3X1ST/- 3MBR4C3 Y0VR M1ST4K3Z
#2: MY 4CT10NZ B33N FVCKED/BVT MY H34RT'S 4LW4YZ B33N PVR3/- L1F3 W0RK 1N PR0GR3SS
#3: C0NF3D3R4T3 M4CK/H1ST0R1C4L 3V1D3NC3/0F 4SSH0L3RY
#4: R4V3N M4CK 4LW4YZ/B33N 4 R34L 4Z FVCK R4V3N M4CK/- R34L R3C0GN1Z3 R34L
#5: THRV MY CH1LDR3NZ/1 L34RN3D T0 0P3N H34RT/ST0P TRVST1NG CL0S3D M1ND
#6: 3V3N "0P3N" M1NDZ/0FT3NT1M3Z 1Z CL0S3D 4Z FVCK/- T00 L34RN3D F0R 0WN G00D
#7: K33P 1T 4Z 34RTH-B4S3D/4Z P0SS1BL3; 34RTH L3SS0NZ/G0 D33P3R TH4N T1M3
#8: 13 GR4NDM0THERZ/PVT 7 G3N3R4T10NZ/TH30R13Z 1N PR4CT1C3
#9: TRY1N' T0 K33P 1T/TVRTL3 1SL4ND D3N1Z3N/- FVCK 4LL N4T10N-ST4T3Z
#10: 1NN4T3 N4TVR4L/1NT3R-D3P3ND3NT ST4T3/- 0N3 W1TH 4LL TH1S SH1T

TOP TEN WORKING DOODLES UNTIL RETIREMENT (DEATH)


#1: sitting in toilet/stall at work for like three hours/doodling mandalas
#2: work has no meaning/other than obtain paycheck/to barely get by
#3: I dream of escape/- winning lottery tickets,/random blessings, death
#4: work has no meaning/- all pitchforks have turned to rust/- surreal cubicles
#5: I do not pretend/to be productive, idle/mind occupies time
#6: work without meaning/occupying limited/life demeans living
#7: "earning a living"/suggests that simply alive/isn't justified
#8: work without meaning/made obsolete means less/work without meaning
#9: life without meaning/wishing hoping PRAYING FOR/work without meaning
#10: sitting in toilet/stall at work for like twenty/years, waiting for death
immaculate perception
of what home is supposed to
be; in real life may vary
mystics and prophets never
make for good politicians
or presidents; too tapped in

Saturday, January 21

Friday, January 20

Wednesday, January 18

watching how Neolithic
Revolution perverted
life, and poisoned the future

freestyle sonnet #067: OBSERVING DIGITAL NATIVITY SCENES DEGENERATE REAL WORLD BELIEFS

Online unlounger digital fermentation
dish of forever dissent against whatever
you got - folks with wikipedic explanation
of expert opinions for you, which never

waver. Right and left middle fingers calloused by
keypads poke at each other, confident of rights;
digital nativity beliefs got 'em high
off a mighty naivete, creating blights

in real world, as sheltered poison culture expands
into public environment - we've become one
message board, under mod, plus gifs for which it stands,
indefatigable, with peace of mind for none.

Thus I walk, unscreened, through the old world - footsteps touch
actual ground below the clouds cybertrons clutch.
carnival game insurance
plan, exchanging illness care
for bootleg stuffed animals
end-of-the-human wire grid
at edge of "preserved space" saved
for future exploitation

Tuesday, January 17

mushroom gill outsider art -
razor thin geometries
applied without conscious thought

freestyle sonnet #066: HANDICAP MACHETE MATCH AGAINST RICHARD SPENCER-GAVIN MCINNES TYPES

Alpha male mentality but with open heart,
surrounded by ignorant country fucks dumbed down
by steady diet of shock and awe lacking art,
jacked-up truck fuckfaces, unblemished, shines like town -

inauthentic country, surviving card to card,
misinforming themselves as hard. On other side,
proudboy shitheads more peacock than gamecock - new guard
of old boy networks and traditions, taking pride

in being snide condescending asshole bosses,
considering themselves clever through harassing
nature. Falsebeard proliferation criss-crosses
my path often, "right" peacocks amassing

like seed ticks, but shinebeards risk shaving against will
if y'all self-important bitches don't learn to chill.
thousand digital snapshots
of various candid trees
in natural habitat

Monday, January 16

sexy detritus - pure trash
arts from grime world gallery
which fights shineface curation
damaged brown neurons as seen
under microscope nothing
like what elder trees saying