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, February 13

freestyle sonnet #073: MOST ART IS SHIT NO MATTER WHO IS PRESIDENT...

(sticker by 281 Anti Nuke, which I actually think is great,
thus is not best example of following sonnet;
also shout out to @T2,000,000 for first 2 lines)

Most art is shit no matter who is President;
most Presidents are shit regardless of the art...
Internet exclamations made how discontent
somehow elevates art, as if collective heart - 

when repressed - somehow thrives despite anxiety
(not to mention base survivalism for those
truly oppressed by events), that society
remains innately noble. It does not, thus prose,

comics, songs, et al, composed with contrarian
snark are more absolution of one's own guilt - acts
of distance between one's authoritarian
economic privilege, alternative facts

that your wack ass didn't play trump cards all along;
self-righteous theater of binary right/wrong.

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