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, November 15

freestyle sonnet #102: UPON BEING INSPIRED BY READING NAZRUL ISLAM


How to remain mystical in mechanical 
world inclined to find esoteric thought abstract 
and counter-productive? This strange tyrannical 
desire by the lords of our time to subcontract 

ev'ry minute, effort track each hour. Am I not 
still a natural being, born to imagine 
metaphysical tendrils outwards from this spot 
in space-time continuum, here to examine 

my place with inquisition? And practice jihad 
against heartless actions my brain has been trained to 
believe maintain order? This manmade order's odd 
when compared to natural fractals factored through 

math'matical outlook not trapped by base ten thought; 
over-thunk calculations always equal naught. 

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