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.

Thursday, March 23

freestyle sonnet #081: CONTEMPLATING NAS, FINANCE, & THE WHEEL OF TIME


Nas wrote, "That buck that bought a bottle could've struck
the lotto" in '94... 'Til infinity
I will likely grapple with my feelings of stuck
in financial traps (plus ruts). Masculinity

of toxic nature sprayed on my insides so that
not being able to provide without asking
is seen as weak (plus embarrassing). All this fat
of the land has been skimmed (it seems)... multi-tasking

with skilled proficiency no longer gets ahead
(plus chokes heart), so dreams tend to die on psychic vines.
Oh well... walk this life with safety net in the red
(and underwater), and wait for Wheel of Time's tines

to turn the meek to surface, and superficial
beneath... Wheel of Time remains most judicial.

(The Bird Tribe - meaning my family - currently got a GoFundMe going to try and purchase the land surrounding our compound, to work into the compound and make a plant sanctuary for my ol' lady's herbal practice, and an extension of my illegitimate arts, and also to keep from being broken into tiny plots of power gridlock. Please visit the page, and drop five on it if you can.)

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