RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition. He does have an amazing PATREON, but also *normal* ARTIST WEBSITE too.

Monday, April 1

SONG OF THE DAY: failing the stress test

chest stay clenched to where heart feel like fist 
thumping with anger depression hunger suppression 
fighting regression freaking out 
stream of consious tweaking 
self-doubt loathing 
lost all hoping
cold world creeping in lungs short of breath 
cuddled deep into the discount comforter 
discounting reality telling myself 
keep breathing keep breathing keep believing 
keep trying keep from dying 
every breath every pump of heart fist 
circulating one more minute of life 

world so goddamned cold though 
smiling self-important unstained unscarred unworried 
unconcerned about your concerns dudes walking tall 
all around ruled by cold hearts 
human snakes making all the decisions 
when and where you can do this or that 
stopping you and asking questions 
or you asking their permission to perform 
actual shit in actual world but they gotta 
cosign everything down their tangents 
and I get to where I think like my goat-headed ancestors 
and hate this cold world and these snake men 
that occupy every gate to get across every bridge 
to gain access to any part of this pyramid scammed world 
I can't touch
and all I want to do is 
burn these bridges down 
tell all these snakes to fuck off 
with my fists and 
finally take a long full deep breathe 
as I smash everything in sight 
and briefly feel warmth on this cold Earth 
as another bridge burns 
smelling the sulfuric stank of snake poison culture 
which is the same as the smell of dead dreams 
but for the moment I feel pretty good 
to be honest 

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