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.

Friday, January 19

freestyle sonnet #099: UPON CONTEMPLATING AUDRE LORDE'S POETRY IS NOT A LUXURY ESSAY A WHOLE LOT WHILE FUCKING OFF IN MY DISSATISFYING CUBICLE AT WORK


Poetry is not a luxury, though hoarded 
by wack academic gatekeepers lacking grime, 
with self-divine shine of whiteness, room and boarded 
most their path, afforded intellectual time 

self-perpetuated by internal traditions 
begging the question about what's intelligent? 
But what of dirty revelations from perdition's 
position further down, and far less evident, 

most def less respected, the broken and ignored 
choking for breathe and deplored by authorities? 
What of these tenant voices unheard by landlord 
of Culture, assimilating minorities 

into echoes of accepted poetic place, 
without ever once considering ceding space. 

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