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, March 28

freestyle sonnet #083: CONTEMPLATING THE NAVIGATED MINE FIELD

Surviving the mine field, navigating waste lands 
of "my mans" & "moms" with little guidance other 
than blind perseverance & unseen helping hands 
perhaps ancestral, or gods, chance, or another 

unexplainable means to still be here, alive... 
Surviving the suicides, both instant triggered 
as well as slow ferment of self-destructive drive. 
Somehow outlasting the lottery math figured 

as solid foundation for generations, plus 
in-laws of diminishing returns compounding 
the madness. Building bridges with hardscrabble truss 
piecemealed from the rubble, all while self-doubt's sounding 

fraud syndrome warnings (complete with riffs from "Freebird") - 
to believe sense can be made of this mess? Absurd. 

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