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.

Sunday, June 24

World Cup Tanka: POLAND vs. COLOMBIA (Match 32)


feel no kinship for 
my Polish bloodlines, to be 
honest - too mongrel 

ethnicity laundered through 
bland American whiteness 

no team has sang their 
national anthem quite like 
Colombia does 

post-Escobar era, they've 
got mad nationalist pride 

also have love for 
a Colombian woman, 
but it ain't to be 

we both know though; I root for 
Colombia as "what if" 

fuckin' simple assed 
red and white kits and flag? damn; 
stylewise - no contest 

Polish come out swinging with 
accidental thuggishness 

CONMEBOL roots means 
counter harsh brutality 
with goal-scoring flair 

Yerry Mina climbs skyward 
to head home cross for first score 

Poland's unable 
to ever recover, and 
Falcao makes it two 

Cuadrado adds a third, and 
the Polish are defeated 

stadium crowd a 
sea of yellow, bouncing and 
singing, with relief 

failure demons now exist 
for Robert Lewandowski 

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