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


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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