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.

Tuesday, January 23

Hatsu Basho 2018 Honour Tanka Day 8: CHIYONOKUNI (2-6)

[Chiyonokuni brutalizing Okinoumi] 

a good old-fashioned 
sumo match slobberknocker, 
that’s all this shit is 

two nearly naked big dudes 
slap-boxing and grab-assing 

please, no disrespect 
is intended by my words; 
sumo is supreme 

football? pro wrestling? fuck that 
weak corporate fascism 

is sumo corrupt? 
sure, why not; what upon Earth 
for centuries ain’t? 

despite this, deeply layered 
pageantry covers all flaws 

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