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, July 17

freestyle sonnet #090: ODE TO THOSE WHOSE "WHITENESS" IS LOST IN THE OPIOID FOG

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN says trucker hat 
cul-de-sac shiny Silverado/Ram easy 
rider, unaware (or more like just don't care) that 
nearby in abandoned rundown burbs too greasy 

to flip for profit, underemployed fellow "white 
working class" asses got left in the tall grasses, 
suffering overdoses. Hopelessness in fight 
against half-comatose existence as masses 

lack bootstraps advanced as solution to lost dreams. 
Lack of real chances expanding so fast we need 
a bigger rust belt. Red pills don't melt stillborn beams 
of doom. Plea bargains galore while the wealthy plead 

the fifth; mad folks dying in naloxone-free drug zones,  
as venture capitalistic vultures blame the bones.

(Plz note: "whiteness" is put in scare quotes in title because it refers to other whites othering whites who are not white enough to be white right in the eyes of the alt-right. Don't @ me.)

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