RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who does all types of things, daily. The best place to get it right now is his Patreon or find his books at Amazon.

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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