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.

Monday, May 15

Natsu Basho 2017 Honour Tanka Day 2: CHIYONOKUNI (1-1)

faces yokozuna to
end day two's events

Kakuryu the Mongol,
bastard of agile technique

hands touch sand quickly,
two immense objects smash/slap
unto each other

the yokozuna is stunned
just enough for gravity

follows stunner with pushdown -

they call it kinboshi, or
gold star, earning fat bonus

maegashira beats
yokozuna - underdog
toppling a top star

Chiyonokuni smug smiles
as folks throw cushions with glee

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