RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition. He does have an amazing PATREON, but also *normal* ARTIST WEBSITE too.

Wednesday, February 15

freestyle sonnet #074: DEDICATION TO WALKING

Innate desire to experience slow travel
of secular pilgrimage, ancient simple act
of walking - single step watching world unravel
its complexities in real time. One can't extract

full picture from flyover - A to B is A
to Z with alphabetic oblivion, seen
only small fraction of scenery along way
yet considering self well-traveled. Our routine

is rushed, skipping minutes that could've been better
spent more deeply immersed in moment. Life is short,
and covering mapped stars as rapid pacesetter
does not give depth of knowing world, plus no passport

necessary to walk simple steps in same ways
of the ancients, making most of limited days.

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