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.

Thursday, January 11

freestyle sonnet #098: UPON CONTEMPLATING THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF POPPY TEA IN AVOIDING PAIN


Deep unshakable rootlessness, feel like I lack 
attachment to actual ground, lost without sight, 
wishing for natural fog to turn dark times black 
with numbness, fighting the myth of how living right 

somehow manifests a difference. Still feel doomed, 
still feel damned to downward spiral destinies, still 
stay dumbed down to navigate half-heart world consumed 
with digital fog delights. Writing useless swill 

of scrap words to attempt to find meaning amid 
mundane yet absurd subsistent existence - waste 
of time, waste of space square-locked into power grid 
lacking empowerment. Promise of life debased 

by design into chasing devil math nowhere; 
I'd rather chase the dragon off into dream air. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is to the summer's poppy harvest.